With the current economy, we see
-more job losses
-jobs will possibly have more unpredictable
-more positions are closing up at larger,
All these point to small and medium
sized companies as an increasingly
fertile area for chemists to pursue
their careers. In these companies,
shorter term employment will often result.
Job hopping results from several reasons.
- industry expectations of movement to
- macro-economic issues influencing
mergers, bankruptcy and down-sizing
- current issues in industries (over-capacity,
lack of innovation)
- local job market (large metropolitan vs.
small town areas)
- beginning one’s career
- career growth, seeking opportunities
at another firm.
What job seekers need to keep
is that recruiters are more likely looking
for a reason to rule
them out rather than
to rule them in as a candidate. So E.
Zimmerman’s article suggests they to be
sure not to give recruiters any help.
-candidates make their situation worse by
explaining their frequent job changes.
-in fact resumes should not include all
especially non-relevant positions
Recruiters and resume reviewers will look for:
-perception of lack of dependability
-perception of volatility and lack of dedication
-perception of not understanding the hidden
costs of bringing new people in and training them
-perception of not being able to do the job
-perception of impropriety
-perception of lack of stability and structure
in their life
-perception of fear of commitment.