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Survey Reveals Job Hopping Stigma No Longer Exists

job-interviewIf you’re concerned about staying at your current employer for at least two years for fear of being perceived as a job hopper, this news may brighten your day.

According to an Accountemps survey, 57 percent of workers between 18 and 34-years-old believe job hopping isn’t necessarily a bad thing. In fact, they believe it can actually help their careers!

Percentages decrease as age increases but are still higher than what we originally anticipated: 38 percent of workers between 35 and 54 mentioned job hopping isn’t bad and 22 percent of the 55+ crowd felt that way, too. Read more

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Per New Survey, Employers Say Job Hopping Has Lost Its Stigma

successIf you’ve been in a job for only six months and feel like you need to stick it out until at least two years or more, listen up.

According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, staying employed on a job for a short period of time isn’t necessarily game over from an employer’s perspective.

Per the survey, more than half of employers indicated they have hired a job hopper and almost one-third of all employers actually expect workers to hop around.  Read more

Does Job Hopping Hurt Your Hiring Chances? New Study Says It Doesn’t

Sure, we’ve all jumped around from time to time but does a stream of several gigs in a short time span really impact your shot at getting hired?

As reported by ERE, an online gathering site for recruiters, a recent study by Evolv’s analytical team discovered the answer is no.  A candidate’s work history is a poor predictor of future job tenure. So yes, this is good news!

Results showed absolutely no correlation between the number of positions a job candidate reflected on a resume and how long they’ll last on a future job. A candidate’s resume may raise a red flag to the hiring manager if he or she has held three jobs in the past three years, but according to the results, that doesn’t mean he or she is more likely to leave the new job than someone who worked for the same employer for three consecutive years.

The study examined the number of various full-time jobs participants held during the past five years and how many full-time jobs they held less than six months. As it turns out, employment outcomes revealed there wasn’t an impact based on the number of jobs someone held or how many short-term gigs they held either.

While the good news reflect work history isn’t correlated to future success and job hoppers shouldn’t be quickly dismissed, according to the piece on ERE, in reality, it happens.  Recruiters may size up a candidate’s history and incorrectly predict a short-lived tenure at their employer.