How to Explain Why You Have Changed So Much Employment

//How to Explain Why You Have Changed So Much Employment

It is a fact that not all the people in charge of interviewing candidates are qualified for this. Many are there by chance and are forced to make difficult decisions about the future of the prospective employee as if he or she is able to participate or not in the next phase of the selection process.

It is almost certain that at some point in your career you encounter untrained recruiters, so it is important to be prepared. If you have a typical millennial career history – with many jobs lasting between nine months and three years – wait for the next question, “Why did you change so much employment?”

The interviewer who has not been influenced by the rapid changes that have affected the corporate ecosystems in recent years may not understand the fact that his career is formed by a series of short-term jobs. But the truth is that today, not even a one-year contract can be considered a fast-track job. All jobs are becoming short-term, regardless of whether people are prepared for it or not.

So in this scenario, how to answer the much-feared question? You do not want to sound offensive, but you do not want to flatter or beg for interviewer approval. Moreover, it is very tempting to take the road to the explanations and reasons why you have changed so much employment.

However, talking about unnecessary personal problems and specific situations of the companies you’ve been through will make a bad impression. You will not improve your image by describing the whole saga of your career in the hope of convincing the recruiter about the good reasons you had to change jobs. So try to take a high-level approach.

An example of a proper response is: “I never expected to work in so many companies in a short time, but it was an incredible experience. Now I know how to face a new situation and figure out how to make a difference. I think this should just happen because I would not trade the learning I had to anything else. ”

Your confidence and your light responses may cause the interviewer to ask more questions about the changes and twists that have occurred in your incredible career track record, but many will not demonstrate that interest. With luck, they will question about the job for which you are applying, and this is the main intention of a job interview.

By |2017-09-01T17:55:49+00:00May 18th, 2017|Career|5 Comments


  1. Deep Kumar September 8, 2017 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Yes, Positive thinking gives us always positive results.With confidence,we should be explain that ‘Every important Experiences comes from BAD Experiences.

  2. Aftab Ansari September 12, 2017 at 6:50 pm - Reply

    A cardinal rule of interviewing is to be polite and offer warm greetings to everyone you meet” from the parking attendant to the receptionist to the hiring manager. Employers often are curious how job applicants treat staff members” and your job offer could easily be derailed if you’re rude or arrogant to any of the staff. When it’s time for the interview, keep in mind that first impressions” the impression interviewers get in the first few seconds of meeting you” can make or break an interview.

  3. Daniel Ogeto Omwancha September 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    Great interview tips right there, I couldn’t agree more. Decades ago, it was expected that workers would begin and end their professional careers with the same company. Jumping around from job to job was rare, and often seen as being disloyal. Fast forward to the 21st century and the era of the millennials, job hoping has become so common. Bridging the gap between the traditionalist and the millennials is proving to be a tall order and requires some sort of skill development for the traditional interviewer. It is a sad fact of life that not everyone who interviews job candidates is qualified to do so. If you’ve churned through a few jobs in a few years, prospective employers might look at your resume with one eyebrow raised even though technically you’ve done nothing wrong. You were just pursuing the next great opportunity. Or, maybe you were subject to forces outside your control. For example, a candidate who took a position with a startup that lost funding in less than a year, then joined a company with a difficult culture, left and took a position at a company that folded the division after six months. Still, a recruiter who doesn’t know you beyond your resume may see all those jobs and think you’re a flight risk even before you joined. The best way to handle it is to be honest about why you’ve made so many job changes, but keep it simple and don’t get emotional, especially if things ended badly. Always focus on how you can bring value to the potential employer. Offer up references who can speak to your strengths and loyalty, or even propose some sort of trial assignment.

  4. Banj September 16, 2017 at 9:02 am - Reply

    Thanks for your articles with new, timely, and interesting interview tips. is something we should really prepare for. “Why did you change so much employment?” is really a question we all should be prepared to answer. Unlike years ago where long-term commitment to a company is the norm, we have seen in the past years that more and more people choose to switch jobs faster and some even choose the freedom and perks of self-employment. With the increasing participation of millenial generation in the modern workforce who continuously struggle with finding their passion, employers should expect this as normal and can only improve their human relations approach for the satisfaction of employees and of course, systematic and effective recruitment is much needed.

  5. Anthony October 9, 2017 at 7:30 am - Reply

    In my opinion I think it entirely depends on your priorities. If learning new things or money is your priority then you should jump as many as you can and with every jump get a good hike. If being in a good grade matters the most then stay in the same company and perform to grow.
    Whatever your priority is always remember what is your company’s priority is too. If you are able to connect with their vision and goals then you will stick to that company for long. But make sure you are sincere and convincing. Any indication of a falsehood will shut the door quickly on any hopes of employment. Nice interview tips

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