Job Hopping May Hurt Your Career

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If you switch jobs every few years, it may actually hurt your career according to CFO's. 

According to a new Robert Half poll, 64% of workers think moving to a new job every few years is a good thing, with that number going up to 75% for those ages 18 to 34, and down to 59% for those 35 to 54.

And while many see earning a higher salary at a new gig to be a big perk of such job-hopping, 46% worry about being seen as a flight risk, and those people may be right. The poll finds that 44% of CFOs say they would likely not hire someone with a history of job-hopping out of fear they may lose them in the future. Although it does depend on how big the company is, with 51% of CFOs at companies with more than 1,000 employees seeing job-hopping as no big deal as long as the candidate is the right fit for a job.

As for what actually constitutes a job hopper, professionals say anyone who has had five job changes in 10 years qualifies. CFOs say it’s anyone who’s had six. 

Source: Robert Half 

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