Re: Job Hopping (was Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss)

Subject: Re: Job Hopping (was Re: Certification--a new concept. Discuss)
From: "Gene Kim-Eng" <techwr -at- genek -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2005 23:25:11 -0700

"Turning it around" can be a risky proposition in this aspect of an
interview. You might be able to glean some pleasure from the fact
that you were able to adeptly reverse some interviewer's attempt to
put you on the spot, but on the other hand the interviewer may be
simply attempting to discern whether you are in fact a job-hopper
or, like many others in recent times, merely had the misfortune to
have a number of position pulled out from under you. In the latter
case, your question may only serve to remind the interviewer, who
probably doesn't have much power to influence the company's
retention policies and may not be terribly thrilled with them, how
much he or she would prefer to avoid adding any new sources of
irritation to his or her daily routine.
And as for the previous comment about an interviewer "failing to establish rapport," there is only one person in an interview who is on the outside of an organization attempting to persuade those inside it that he or she would be a good fit; it's not the interviewer.

Gene Kim-Eng

----- Original Message ----- From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>

I, too, have been asked "why so many jobs." I like the way you thought
to turn it around, "what do you do to keep talent here."

I have previously said, "ell, through the many jobs I've been exposed
to more aspects of my profession and more technologies to document
than I would have were I to have been at one company. In addition, one
company was bought, sold, merged, with resulting layoffs and I left
before the third round of those, and another company shrank and
relocated its offices from here to the Midwest, etc." And those things
are truthful. I would love to have a career at just one place.

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