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How Jumping From Job To Job Can Hurt Your Future Employment Options
While people in the 30’s are in higher demands than any other age group, it is undisputed that it is easier for a recruiter to place a person in their 50’s who has had a steady employment record into a job opening. Why?
What job recruiters don’t like to see when looking to place someone with a job is someone with a record of jumping from job to job, someone who has a gap of unemployment between two jobs, or someone who has been unemployed for over a year. There is a horrible cycle of unemployment, where being unemployed leads to unemployment. It’s a circle of unemployment and people don’t know how to get out of it. It is purported that recruiters say it is much easier to place someone with a criminal background than someone who has been unemployed for a long time. It’s an unfortunate circumstance.
Train and Get Skills
Another reason it is hard for someone to get employed is perhaps because of the person’s skill set. With the rise of technology and a demand for quick learning, a lot of skills that you may know are probably going to be phased out during the time you are unemployed. But there are even some people who don’t have any skill sets at all. Not having any sought after skills, such as being computer literate or technologically savvy in general can be detrimental when seeking employment.
An estimated twenty-six percent of people seeking employment don’t have any desirable skills that are sought after for a particular job, and thirty-one percent of people who have certain skills, have skills that are being phased out. Colleges and universities are constantly changing textbooks and guides. Staying on your toes and learning what is in will help optimize your chances for hire.
If you are going to hop from job to job, make sure you don’t get a bad reputation. Try to end a job on a good note. When checking a prospective employee’s references, it is not a good look when e recruiter finds out you have been fired, especially from more than one job in the past. It is best to pick a job you can deal with mentally and physically and try to stick with it, that way if they day comes when you do decide to leave and seek employment elsewhere, you have proof of a steady work record and will seem more reliable.
Reliability and loyalty is a positive attribute for anyone seeking new employment. Seventy-eight percent of job recruiters state that getting fired is the number one reason for not being able to place someone for a job. Being laid off is close to nil of reasons for not being hired. After all, it’s not your fault you got laid off.
If you want to get hired, think about how jumping from job to job can affect you in the future. Don’t just think about now, think about future employment options. Learn tips from recruiters. Establish a history of reliability and loyalty. It may seem easy to get jobs when you are young, but you could be affecting your future in a negative way.