When an employer scans your resume for 20 seconds, what will he see? Things that are big red flags on your resume.
Securing a candidate takes time and money for employers, so a candidate that has a record of job hopping does not leave a positive impression and sways employers to move on to consider other candidates instead. Short periods of employment generally indicate that you were terminated due to lack of performance and that is not the impression you want to convey.
If your resume contains several short employment stints, here are ways to avoid looking like a job hopper – especially if your situations involved layoffs, company mergers and temporary assignments.
1. Company changes - indicate that as a brief note on your resume next to your dates of employment.
2. Consulting and temporary assignments - pull all these experiences together into one pool on your resume.
3. Reformat dates of employment - indicate only the year.
4. Demonstrate contribution and accomplishments - highlight significant contributions you made to show outstanding performance on the job.
Use these tips to make sure you are sending the right message to an employer and avoid being categorized as a job hopper.
Detailed ways to avoid please read in this article.
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