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How many short stints can be on your resume before it looks bad? As a junior I feel like jumping is the only way to get a decent salary bump and not be dirt poor, but don’t want to seem uncommitted.

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I FEEL what your feeling! First 3 jobs I did were less than a year only because pay was very sad and I was incredibly overworked! The next one should be a place you should stay over a year! Some people will understand and some will judge but just keep doing what’s best for your upward mobility!

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Not terrible, but it’s good if you can show that you stayed at one place for 2-3 years, at least. Otherwise prospective employers will see a red flag. Once you’ve stayed at one place for a while, put the short stints under “freelance” and you should be ok.

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Agree with the above. Anyone reviewing your history should appreciate the realities of the industry. Spend time cultivating great relationships and great experience. Recos and output will always overcome this sort of stuff.

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Eh, if your book is awesome the rest don’t matter much.

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At the end of the day that’s the point of an interview. Ask the question and hear the reasons why tenures were short. Make your decision on that. Unless we all push back against the stigma against good talent leaving shitty work environments than we will all collectively continue to fall victim to it - while companies aren’t held accountable for creating sub par environments. Interview people better, reco more thoughtfully, manage people better so they don’t want to leave - and if you are leaving places too early than re-evaluate and be accountable

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I think it reflects worse than it probably should. I often see CVs with too many short stints as a bad sign, even though rationally I know there might be a ton of reasons for the moves.

A little jumping in the early years is fine. You should try to avoid leaving before 1 year at any of your stops thought. Once you hit Account Supervisor and up, you should be doing minimum of 2 years at each agency, ideally 3-5

More than 2 short consecutive stints looks like you're a jumper who's not interested in growth and development professionally but just chasing money/titles. Especially when each time is a different employer and you're getting a title bump far too soon for industry standards. More than 2 consecutive ones also often indicates it's not them, it's you. There's only so many bad situations you can get yourself into before it becomes more about you being a bad performer versus you constantly landing in a bad environment from which you're forced to run.

The best way "not to seem uncommitted" is to be committed.

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