Robert Half Survey Reveals Six Jobs in 10 Years May Raise Red Flags
TORONTO, Jan. 9, 2014 /CNW/ - Leaving one job for a better one can be a
smart career move, but too many employment changes in a short time span
can give human resources (HR) managers cause for concern. In a Robert Half survey, HR managers interviewed said an average of six job changes in
10 years can prompt worries you're a job hopper.
The survey was developed by Robert Half, the world's first and largest
specialized staffing firm, and conducted by an independent research
firm. It is based on interviews with more than 300 human resources
managers at Canadian companies.
HR managers were asked, "Over a 10-year span, how many job changes, in your opinion, would it
take for a professional to be viewed as a job hopper?" The mean response was six.
"Organizations look for candidates who will contribute to the business
reaching its short- and long-term goals, and that requires a certain
level of commitment to the company," said Greg Scileppi, president of
Robert Half, International Staffing Operations. "Employers understand
that the unpredictable job market in recent years may have resulted in
shorter term employment, but too much voluntary job hopping can raise a
red flag and candidates should be prepared to address those questions
from potential employers."
Robert Half offers questions to consider when determining if you should
stay at your current job or look for a new one:
Why do you want a new opportunity? Are you looking for greater challenge or more money? A shorter commute
or more flexible hours? A better relationship with your manager? Be
sure to keep the job factors that are most important to you at the
forefront of your decision and pursue a new opportunity only if it
helps address those issues.
Have you looked within? Don't assume you need to leave your company to find the job you want.
There may be other jobs with your current employer that are a better
Where is the greatest long-term potential and stability? Is your best chance to build your skills and advance your career with
your existing firm or another one? Which business is on the most solid
footing? You don't want to make a move only to learn your career
progression is stalled, or your new company is struggling.
About Robert Half
Robert Half has more than 345 staffing locations worldwide and offers
online job search services on its divisional websites, all of which can
be accessed at www.roberthalf.ca. Follow Robert Half on Twitter at twitter.com/RobertHalf_CAN.
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