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Insights: How to Address Job Hopping in the Application Process

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Question

Submitted by: WISE Atlanta member | 6-15years professional experience

Is there still a stigma of instability if a job candidate has moved to different companies within a short time span? Or is that seen as a well-experienced candidate?

Answer

The stigma that automatically came from moving from company to company after only a few months has definitely lessened. If there are legitimate reasons why you’ve moved from job to job, most employers understand. Make sure that your resume/cover letter explains your rationale — or that it’s obvious based on your job responsibilities — to make sure you are not excluded from the candidate pool.

Amanda Mitchell

About Amanda Mitchell

Amanda Mitchell, Corporate Navigator at Our Corporate Life, helps people just like you find what they love to do so they can have more of it in their work life. You'll be happier, your employer will be happier and ultimately corporate suffering will be reduced.

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