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02/19/09
Resume Transitions 2. Short term positions
Filed under: Interviewing, Position Searching, Public Relations docs, Technicians, Legal matters
Posted by: site admin @ 5:39 pm

With the current economy, we see
-more job losses
-jobs will possibly have more unpredictable
lengths and

-more positions are closing up at larger,
traditional firms. 


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. 
They include:

-  industry expectations of movement to
gain experience

-  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
in mind
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.

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