I am starting the process of searching for a new role, but I have a bit of a problem. Since I've started my career, I've had too many jobs for reasons that I hope were not entirely my fault. Let me go over my positions:
First job: I was technically an intern, and the owners laid the whole engineering department off. 8 months
Second job: I was a "contractor" here. I left here because we were being made contractors illegally and that didn't sit well with me. This position was with the upper management who were laid off with us. 8 months
Third job: This is the worst offender probably. After 9 months, the company continually juggled me around and there were other issues, so I left.
Fourth job: I loved this position, and had finally found a place I wanted to stay for a long time to wipe away the old mistakes... Until a year and 4 months in we ran out of money and were all laid off.
Fifth job: I took another contract to hire positon, but this time legally. I thought this place was going to work out well for me, but then coronavirus happened and they are planning to let me go at the end of the contract, so I'm finding myself searching again.
My resume doesn't show it at all, but my goal is to stay at a company long term. I wish I could go back and serve my time at my third role, but it's obviously a little late for that. I don't expect there to be some magic wand to wave, but my hope is that there is some way to get across my desire to not job hop.