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Would you hire me?

 
Jan de Boer
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Would you hire someone with this job record, or would you say, you change jobs too much:

1994-1999 Job1
1999-2001 Job2 (almost 3 years though, like beginning 1999 end 2001)
2001-2005 Job3
2005-2006 Job4
2006-2007 Job5
2007-2010 Job6
2010-2013 Job7

When the economy goes better, may-be next year, I want to do something else.
 
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I wouldn't be concerned with an employee changing job every 3 years, as long as it was a pure hands on position, and the employee didn't require any training. If the employee is in a managerial role, they will need more time to build relationships and be effective. If the employee needs a year of hands on training, then I would expect them to stay with us for at least 5 years

As it turns out, most people who change very often tend to be hands on and also tend to be familiar with lot of technologies. So it's all good.
 
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I don't see any red flag at all. I only see two jobs of potentially less than a year (hard to tell since you didn't include months.) But they were a while ago and you've had longer jobs since. Your current one is 3-4 years, which is a nice stretch.
 
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Jeanne Boyarsky wrote:I don't see any red flag at all. I only see two jobs of potentially less than a year .


First one a year, and the second one a year and 4 months. Both left because I was not satisfied with my position, not because they forced me to leave because my work had bad quality. For the second one, it is kinda hard to prove. I made it pretty clear that I did not like it there. The first one is perfectly okay. I was hired through a company to a second company. It was purely a contract thing. The second company even made me an offer two years ago, to come back. (But I then just had my present job for one month so..)
 
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Were these full-time, i.e: on the company payroll or through contract assignments?

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William P O'Sullivan wrote:Were these full-time, i.e: on the company payroll or through contract assignments?

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Well. Mostly full time, company payroll. But. In Job4 was hired through means of another company. In Job6 I did more of a research job, with a fixed end date. These things get paid by a sponsor for a certain period. I did a research of cancer treatment.
 
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You don't need to prove anything. If you've only had 1 year jobs, I'd be worried. You've had longer ones too in the mix. It's ok.
 
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What is more important is what you accomplished in those engagements and how well you sell your skills, experience, and accomplishments.
 
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Surely, I will hire you for contractual positions. Like one year contract For me, it looks like employers not really bothered about consistency now a days. I remember previously I was rejected in reputable companies in India for having too many job changes. On the positive side, you're able to change jobs means you're still marketable and your skills are in demand.

Your record is better than mine
 
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