How to Handle Job Hopping Questions During an Interview

When we had an explosive economy with plenty of leading-edge opportunities to choose from, higher salaries, promotions in responsibility and title, and constant recruiter calls wooing the best from one company to the next, many professionals were left with resumes that reflect high turnover.

Although recruiters were very much involved in promoting the job hopping of the era, they are now in a place to be highly selective and many of them, and their client companies, are placing emphasis on the stability issue in selecting their potential employees.

How do you effectively address a job-hopping history? A key is to shift the paradigm from ‘stability of employment’ to ‘consistency of performance.’