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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Just about the only people who don't have work are seasonal employees in agricultural or retail sectors, job jumpers seeking better opportunities, or the newly laid off in industries teetering on obsolescence.
Here are seven things to watch for that can help you distinguish the worthwhile candidates with short stays from those who truly are "job jumpers."