Times are a-changing. Hannah Montana is dead. Gay marriage is legal (in some circles). Iran’s new President has publicly recognized the Holocaust. And, the United States government can’t get their shit together. OK, well that’s not so new.
In the hiring industry, things have changed as well. Two-page resumes are the norm. Objectives are dead. Skype interviews are more prevalent, and people are job-hopping more than ever before. But, while video interviews and resume transformations have generally been embraced, most hiring managers still don’t like to spend time with job hoppers.
It used to be that people stayed with one company for 10 years before making career moves. In digital media, many of the companies we see haven’t even been in business for 10 years. And, those that do exist tend to go through serious growing pains. That’s why we see so many people going from one company to another after only one or two years.
Reasons for frequent mobility run the gamut, but typically include:
The company made promises that they couldn’t keep;
The business wasn’t ready to scale as quickly as anticipated;
The company couldn’t deliver on its promises with clients;
The business burned through three CEOs in the past 12 months;
The company closed their... Read more