Job Jumper

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Job Jumper

A person who changes jobs repeatedly in a relatively brief period of time. Companies frequently shy away from hiring job jumpers because job jumping may indicate that the applicant has an inability to commit to a single career, has difficulties with co-workers, or has some other impediment to being a good employee. A job jumper is also called a job hopper.
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According to an article published in Forbes, job hoppers typically leave a company for a lateral move or promotion.
They may be job hoppers, but they demonstrate a strong work ethic in each job.
In addition to year end, April is usually a month featuring lower unemployment rate, as job hoppers appearing during the Chinese Lunar New Year have settled down and prospective first-time job seekers are still in school.
For example, we're thinking of people who've had several jobs in the last few years and who, in a recession, would be firmly rejected as job hoppers.
Job hoppers are usually less appealing unless there is steady advancement.
IF YOU READ OUR most recent comprehensive look at the world of work (see "The Future is Now," February 2000), you know that the labor market is in top form and that job hoppers hold the lion's share of power to negotiate top-notch employment packages.
Even a few years ago, only hard-core job hoppers scanned the horizon for their next great job on a regular basis.
ATLANTA, June 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Job hoppers beware: new findings from the 2014 Emerging Workforce Study, conducted online and via phone by Harris Poll on behalf of Spherion Staffing Services, reveal workers perceive job hopping as damaging to a person's career success and believe being loyal to one employer pays off in the long run.
Although the fictional lead character Jerry was a successful comedian, his friends George, Elaine and Kramer were job hoppers lacking motivation, judgment and more.
Given the savings deficit and the tax hit impact of cashing out of defined contribution plans, it's clear that job hoppers need much more help and discipline when it comes to their retirement rollover strategy," said Houston.
Gen Xers love to spend, but as extreme job hoppers, car buyers, home mortgagers and child bearers, finances may be taking a toll as a good majority have hefty education loans to pay off," notes Don Montuori, the publisher of Packaged Facts.
Some of the biggest job hoppers are workers in their first decade out of school.