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Questions tagged [job-hopping]

Job hopping refers to the practice of repeatedly accepting and quitting employment in a short period of time, outside of consultancies or other similar situations.

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What to do when your resume has short stints that are unavoidable?

So I have had some unfortunate luck when it comes to jobs and I am looking for advice. My first job out of college I was at for roughly a year. I left because i did not see myself continuing in that ...
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Should I tell my manager about applying to a different (internal) job?

I am considering applying to other positions within my company. These positions are different from my current job but I ultimately aspire to work in one of said positions. There are no internal ...
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How to explain the reason you left a job is because of lack of training provided by the previous team

I'm not sure if it's fair to directly say my ex-manager was not supportive. So I'll describe my struggles and feedback at my previous job first. I changed jobs a few times after graduation to be ...
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Will hiring managers and recruiters understand why I left so early?

I’ve been working as a software developer for the past six months at the same company. However, I’ve recently had thoughts of leaving for a company that better fits my interests (culture and team work)...
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Should I delay start date to avoid looking like a job hopper?

I work in the electronic engineering design industry in the UK, have been there for the last 8 or so years full time (with a student job during university). I have been informally offered a role at a ...
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Do recruiters/HR personnel screen on the basis of time spent at previous jobs?

First time, long time. I'm an IT professional in my mid-20s in the US. I have a very diverse range of experience and a good reputation among employers in my area, but I'm concerned about my future ...
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Accept promotion and wait for a better offer? [closed]

I recently got a promotion and the salary is still about $15,000 under market value. The promotion is technically a new job as I am moving to a new position / location. I tried to negotiate a higher ...
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Is moving often going to look like job-hopping? [closed]

My partner and I are starting to settle into a lifestyle where we move where we live a lot. Because of circumstances both of us have to work close to where we live. Moving more than once every two ...
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I got fired after rejecting sexual advances from the firm head. How can I explain this to interviewers?

I tried several jobs after my graduation to figure out what I want to do (I had two jobs and worked for 1 year for each firm) until I took my current job. It's exactly the job function I'm interested ...
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How can I tailor my resume to avoid the appearance of job hopping? [closed]

I've had two back-to-back, one-year stints at different companies. I'm considering returning to the company I left one year ago, bringing my total to three jobs in three years. Each change was ...
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Cultural differences from one's home country as a reason for taking a job back home

I'm currently working in a foreign country and have already lived abroad in more than one country for some years. Now, however, I realize that there are many differences between where I'm from (in ...
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What are the right reasons to leave and not be labeled a Job Hopper? [closed]

In a competitive job market, my resume makes me secure job interviews, but I have been accused lately for being a job hopper. Why would I be contacted to interview if I wasn't such an interesting ...
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Can you take a job to quit after 2 months? [closed]

I'm unemployed. The job I really want doesn't start interviews for 2 months. It has a high hourly pay, subsidized lunch, nurse on campus, concierge services, benefits, and a gym. But I don't know if ...
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I want to take a short term role. But will I later struggle to prove I'm not a 'job hopper'? [duplicate]

I have been offered a full time job with a tech company that urgently needs a new product brought to market. They require a software engineer with quite specialised experience, and so a friend there ...
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How active should I be on the job market if I like my current job?

I'm a full time Software Developer. I've been at my current job for around a year, I pretty much like it and I'm well paid. However, I understand that this is not my dream job, and additionally I'm ...
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Intern Turned Full Time, Time Obligation Considered Job Hopping?

I am a recent college graduate of less than 1 year. For 3 years during my schooling I was employed by a company as an intern during the summer and winter breaks. The company would provide aide while ...
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How will a history of job-hopping affect my career or job search?

I've had 6 jobs in 6 years, with each lasting less than a year and I'm wondering how this is going to affect me in the long run. I started out after college losing my first job because I didn't ...
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How can I improve a resume to avoid looking like a job-hopper?

I feel like my resume is cursing me. In the last five years I have held just as many jobs. For the first of those five years, I had two jobs lasting a few months each. The next job lasted me two years ...