Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Reason for Job Hopper

Grasshopper is name given to this job hopper.
Looking to my resume history, Big YES! I am one of the Grasshopper. big LOL!
I have my own reason to change my job most of the time and it is among few of the listed below.

Do you know that most of job hopper is only thinking about me me me???
Well, who is not? If you not thinking about you, then who will think about you??? hahaha... it is always about me me me me... right???

Reason for job hopper :

  1. Boring with current place
  2. Not enough enhancement opportunities
  3. See no future for growth ( I guess similar to above)
  4. Hate the boss (most of us did)
  5. no contribution recognition
  6. no reward on contribution
  7. feel devalued
  8. current employer not big enough
  9. no more challenge
  10. loose trust towards company
  11. employer is unethical
  12. don't paid enough money
  13. cannot get along with co worker (loner)
  14. workplace environment is not good
  15. current employer not fit them
What is your reason for job hopping???? Feel free to add in , if not listed here... :)

How to cover up you job- hopping habit to your future employer??

  1. Company close down
  2. Company taken over by other company or merger and they bring in their own team (this is common reason given and safer)
  3. owner retires (applicable to small and medium company)
  4. contractual basis and now looking for permanent job for security (most common reason I received lately)
  5. personality conflicts with managers or other co staff member (I received this reason the other)
  6. health reason (for future employer , careful with this candidate)
  7. limited career progression and development opportunities (good choice of reason)
  8. company move to inconvenient location to commute to work
There are more to list down and I am tired to write further. Do you have anymore to add?

How to overcome a job hopping image?

- Elaborate more about previous work history reason to leave and always display that you were caught in unfortunate circumstances like company close down and so on and on. Don't forget to let them know you are still in good relation with your previous boss.

- Try to demonstrate your are a good worker (an ant)

- Deviate from talking on job hopping history and more towards your contribution, awards, achievement in work. Talk more on your abilities and if this support with some recommendation letter or testimonial and you are doing just GREAT!

DO NOT talk about negative reason on why you leave the job and most important don't bitch about your company and boss.


  1. job hunter never dies..:-)

  2. Funny subject, this!

    Funny as strange, not as ha ha! :)

    Most of the reasons you state for hopping are what you will get if going steady... not romance, work!

    Of course the trick, from my viewpoint, is the place where your job is.

    A big store in a Mall can be a good first step but it will give you the shivers as time goes bye.

    You must specialize and then look for the big leagues, do not forget to buy your ninja clothes and any weapon you can get. It would be tough but you will have plenty of challenges, opportunities and what-not, forget hating your boss... it is the fuel that will make you go, so you can surpass his/her achievements and become her/his hated boss :)

    Anyway, this is not here, nor there! The American Dream spread its tendrils over the world but there are the problems of culture and creeds! Never think that hard work is enough... we need a bit of Luck, too... but Luck is a girl, so are you! The problem is that Luck is much of a bitch, be careful!

    Oh well, these are only some oinking from the sty, you follow your nose, not these comments, I just remember my first steps into the Roman Circus that is our world, and I started not as a Gladiator, but as a manure cleaner in the Arena! :)

    Good to tell you a bit of my mind, useless as it could be! There are lots and lots of things I would like to tell you but time is too short and space is too curved, as our admired Einstein loved to say!

    Thank you. :)

  3. I perused this entry with different feelings!

    It is funny, at least!

    Funny as strange, not as ha ha :)

    Most of reasons you state for quitting are achieved in a steady place.

    Of course, this depends on where your job is located. If you work for a big store in a Mall, you will get some cheers at first, but with time it will bring the shivers to your life.

    You must specialize, now I am talking about general worldly set, not local, which are very unique.

    You must specialize and learn some languages, look outside your country borders, and then go for the Major Leagues, a big multinational enterprise, a world spread store, a well international recognized business, anything but the small grocer store in the corner.

    Before applying, remember to buy your best ninja clothes and as many weapons as you can afford, I mean knowledge, skulking, sleaziness and booby-trappings!

    Then start to climb, no friends, no mates, you are alone and lonesome in this quest. Any attachment is a drawback and you must not be loaded with any heavy weight, especially at the beginning! You will get plenty of challenges,
    opportunities, and struggles.

    All this is not enough, you will need a bit of Luck, but Luck is a girl and so are you! Luck can be a perfect bitch with her own gender! So be careful.

    If everything goes well, and I mean everything, which is not as simple as the sentence shows, you will achieve your "American Dream", this last even if in disguise have been turning around the world since several decades ago. It is a subtle cultural and educational penetration, not new! if you follow History you'll find it, with other names, in Greek and Roman cultures. :) But this Dream depends on where are you trying to get it, outside America it can be a perfect Nightmare! (I avoid to say that in America it is also a Nightmare! Oops I already wrote it!) :)

    So you are safe, your "Golden Years" are provided for, paying the price of solitude... I mean, you won't be alone, plenty of unscrupulous characters will surround you, will create a rarefied atmosphere for you and will consume you
    if you are not smart enough to see through their machinations, but in your core, in your inner core you'll be alone!

    I went through most of this, I started in this Roman Circus that is our world some years ago, not as a Gladiator, of course, just as a manure cleaner from the Arena. Fortunately I could get off the train in some unknown depot and find a small way of my own. I have not achieved the security for my Golden Years, and will probably never will, but I achieved a good and funny (now the ha ha kind) life.

    My learning: Get a first class living now, even if it means you will get a third class funeral! :)

    Oh, well, these are only silly oinking form the sty, thank you for waking these thoughts in my mind!


  4. JMR - yeah! job hunter never dies!!!!

  5. Untony - I love your thoughts and thinking style.


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