As younger generations join the workforce, the preconceived notion that they are non-committal to a job can be a stigma that is hard to forego whether it is down to boredom or a sense of wanting more. This refusal to stay put means these employees cannot build a solid career foundation. 

Recruiters who get a resume that displays a high level of job-hopping will ultimately perceive that the potential employee may be a flight risk or unstable. In the long run, this is not a trait companies look for in an employee. They do not want to pour company resources into someone who will leave after a short period. If you feel that you are someone who wants to change jobs easily, check out our tips below on how to avoid the itch to look for new opportunities. 

Stay Put for at Least Two Years

When accepting a new job, always make a promise to yourself that you will stay at the company for at least two years. Two years on a resume is long enough for HR managers not to feel worried about hiring you. It also offers you enough time to learn and fully understand the position you are in and provide a contribution to a team or company. Once you enter your second year, you may enjoy the benefits of working for a company, including potential promotions. Give yourself the chance to thrive, and do not cut short what could be a potential great career. 

Know Yourself 

The simplest way to avoid job-hopping is to choose a job you know you want that fulfills your passion. If your job satisfies you, you will not likely move on or look for greener pastures. Once you determine what you want, moving towards a singular goal in your career will put you on the right path. 

Understandably, fresh graduates or those entering the workforce may not be sure what they are looking for in a career. Try listing down your potential career paths and research what will be the best route for you. If you have friends who are professionals, ask them what it is like working in the industry you are interested in. They will be able to share the expectations in the field, pros and cons, and answer any questions you may have. Getting as much information as possible will help you make an informed choice about your career.

Be Open to Learning 

Check with your HR about training programs offered to employees. If the opportunity to learn is available, grab it. The more you exert an effort on how to do your job well, the more you will be invested in what you do. Take the skills and new knowledge you have gathered to further your career and reach the goals you have set for yourself. Once you have reaped the benefits of a company showing their commitment to you, you hopefully will feel less inclined to go job searching elsewhere.  

Leadership within the company is also a great way to learn. Employers can be mentors to their employees. Younger generations are happiest when they find themselves in an environment that fosters creativity and is open to feedback. Find a mentor to inspire and help guide you on a stable career path. 


Job-hopping can seem appealing when you are trying to figure out what you want to do as a career. Or even to climb the ladder to better opportunities or a higher salary. But in the long run, it is not a good reflection of what kind of employee you can be. Do your research to make wise decisions before accepting a job position. Change your mindset of seeing jobs as stepping stones. When you take on a job, it should be for the long run. Set yourself goals and invest effort into what you do. Once you find purpose, you can cultivate a passion for your job that will make you want to stay put.

If you do feel the urge to move on, try talking to your employer first. They may be able to fulfill your needs without you switching companies.

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