Job hopping can be deal-breaker

Having many employers in a short period of time can raise red flags: Survey
By Liz Bernier
|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 02/10/2014

Six different jobs in 10 years. If you think that’s a lot, you’re in good company — that’s the average cutoff point when employers consider a candidate a “job hopper,” according to a survey by Robert Half of more than 300 Canadian HR managers.

And while frequent job changes may seem commonplace, for some employers it can be a major deterrent when flipping through a candidate’s resumé.

“They may not be willing to risk employing someone that they think may have one foot out the door,” said Derek Wood, branch manager at the Waterloo, Ont., office of Robert Half.