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Are Job - Hoppers 100% bad?

28 Dec 2016 / / Tips & Tutorial

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In these days and age, when millennials are seen to be more critical and competitive than the previous generations, it has become more challenging for recruiters to find and recruit the best talents who genuinely offer longevity.

 

Perhaps it may be true that young potential talents nowadays tend to change jobs very quickly for various purposes. They change jobs either for a better pay, better position, faster career advancement, friendlier work enviroment or for a company that can offer constant learning work environment for them.

 

And searching for a loyal candidate who works with the same company for 15 years or more is not the goal anymore when what most company wanted is to recruit the best talent that could help grow the company in a long term.

 

Looking back, a potential employee who sticks around in one company for a long time might be a treasure in the talent pools. However, everything in the working industry has changed now and so have the types of talents we have at the moment.

 

These days, Recruitment or Talent Acquisition Managers will find job-hoppers more often than they did before. However, the now job-hoppers are not all bad and unqualified. Some of them change their jobs more often solely because they desire to keep on learning and growing. What does this imply? Potential talents that you should not shun in the first place.

 

Before you throw away their resumes to the bin, here are a few things that you can consider to give them a chance to sit and talk with you for an interview.

 

1. They are highly motivated and ambitious people

They might be those millennials who cannot stay still, sit down and constantly doing the same job over and over again without gaining new knowledge. These people could actually grasp the needed skills within one or two years time.

 

Money is not always their main goal but knowledge, new skills and experiences  is what most of them seek. These type of people are always motivated and ambitious.

 

2. They are fast learners

Having worked at different companies, they surely have learned many new skills, making and shaping them into fast learners. They are usually able to adjust easily into into the positions they are assigned into.

 

3. They are experienced enough to work with various kind of people

Since they have changed jobs at least once, they surely have experienced firsthand how to deal with people with different ideas, opinions and beliefs. They bring with them the skills to work and deal with various kind of people in your organisation, and if you’re lucky enough, you might find amongst them a potential recruits who really stand out and master great communication skills.

 

4. They are always learning

The good thing about some of these people is, wherever you put them at and whichever department you assign them into, they will not complain about it. Instead, they will view it as an opportunity to learn more, absorb new knowledge and grow. They are usually confident that they could do anything they are assigned into while simultaneously learning new things.

 

In the end, Job hoppers are not 100% bad for your company. Give them a chance to talk with you and discuss further on the mutual benefit that can be offered. 

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Debby Lim