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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* Millennials apparently are not the job hoppers so many say they are -- which may mean their finances are in better shape than many of us believe.
Older traditional recruiters, looking for career continuity, might consider twice before giving job hoppers an interview call but new-age companies are seeing them as an important resource.
But before we start the name calling, millennials may not be the job hoppers they are being accused of.
Many have commented on millennial workplace behavior: We lack commitment and are "job hoppers"; we have a sense of entitlement and expect too much from our employers; we need a constant "well done" from our bosses.
This bucks the prevailing stereotype which suggests that Gen Y employees are likely to be job hoppers with poor organizational loyalty.
Many industries are experiencing the brain drain and find themselves competing for the same highly skilled individuals who could become loyal employees rather than job hoppers if they see clear career paths within their organizations.
"What we guard against is job hoppers, or people who just chase money," Taylor says.
According to an article published in Forbes, job hoppers typically leave a company for a lateral move or promotion.
The employees too have changed with some of them behaving like mercenary job hoppers.
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. Think about protecting your organization from its own worst instincts to hire any referral.