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I’ve jumped 3 companies in 3 years. Does it look bad on my CV or is it normal nowadays?

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I've jumped three companies in one year. You're fine.

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Haha! Even better

It’s not awesome but not unforgivable either. If it’s me I’d be sure to stick the landing on my next job though and hang around for a few years so future employers know I’m not flighty. I would personally be hesitant to go through the hassle of hiring and onboarding someone that’s repeatedly proven so quick to jump ship because it’s disruptive for the team’s productivity. It would at the very least factor into my comparison of them with other potential candidates.

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It’s a red flag for me but all depends on how you sell it

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Well the second jump was bc I got a better offer with a huge bump in salary. The third was bc of external circumstances out of my control

Yes it’s a red flag - as with all red flags, it may be explicable (though the danger is you don’t get to the stage where you can do any meaningful explaining).

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Always found it interesting that people consider job hoping a red flag when the only way for you to be a “job hoper” is for companies to keep hiring you. Can’t be to much of red flag.

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Not insinuating anything - just making the (what I would think would be a comparatively obvious) point that there is a statistical problem with saying “things have always worked out before therefore it can’t be an issue”

I’ve done it - I can count on one hand the number of recruiters that made any comments or asked any questions about that. It’s all about how you explain your background and spin it. It’s not as big of a deal nowadays. People jump for the right opportunities for themselves and there’s nothing wrong with that.

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It depends on who is doing the interview. I interviewed for a role two yrs ago and the CSO kept being up that I had worked at 6 places in 15yrs. He had been with the company since he graduated from undergrad and it was a big red flag that I had moved around.

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Doesn’t matter in this market.

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Companies may worry you won't stick around for more than a year so why bother hiring you? If you spin it well and reassure them you're looking for something long term you might be fine

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I’ve never worked at a company longer than 3 years, totally depends on your industry.

I have the same situation. It is what it is.

I switch jobs every 2 years….. hasn’t hindered me any.

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