Should You Hire a Job Hopper?
Gen-Z and TikTok have enlightened us to many emerging “trends” in the workspace over the past few years, from finding talent on social media to Quiet Quitting. But, there’s a new cool kid on the block, and it’s something that, among the older generations, is thought to be quite taboo – Job Hopping.
What is it exactly? Job Hopping entails employees finding new job placements and positions on a regular basis – this can range anywhere from 6 months to 2 years. The goal job hoppers have in mind is typically a promotion, title change, pay rise, or they could be making a big career shift.
When a job hopper applies for a role, it can be alarming at first to see the amount of jobs they’ve held in the past five years – we’re here to tell you that interviewing them (and potentially offering them the job) is not a bad idea. Hear us out. Below are 4 reasons why you might consider extending an offer to the next Job Hopper that comes your way.
Job Hoppers are resilient and adaptable
The attributes these candidates demonstrate is the ability to be resilient and adaptable. These are defined as…
Resilience: The capacity to recover quickly from difficulties. In other words, the ability to bounce back after adversity or disappointment.
Adaptability: The ability to change or be changed in order to fit or work better in certain situations.
These are two key attributes that Job Hoppers have picked up on their journey from company to company. They’re comfortable being placed into new situations, offices, or challenges, and are used to consistent change.
Job Hoppers possess the natural tendency to learn quickly
Candidates who have the tendency to job hop love a new challenge and learning new things. They know how to pick things up quickly, whether it be company processes, softwares, products and more. By job hopping, these candidates have thrown themselves into new challenges and, know how to adapt and learn things on the fly.
Job Hoppers have built their networks
Meeting new people and building a network is one of the many benefits job hoppers come with. Not only does a large network help them find new opportunities, but it can also be good news for your company (especially in B2B spaces). Our admin networks are a place to bounce ideas around, find support, or can mean the next dream client or partner for your business.
Job Hoppers can be great people leaders
Job hoppers have worked for a lot of different leaders who likely practiced different leadership and management styles. They’ve had to adapt and have spent time figuring out how effective leaders operate. They can take this knowledge on board as a leader themselves. Not only do they know how effective leaders operate, but they’ve also had to work with many different personality types, giving them a unique edge when it comes to conflict resolution and leading efficient and effective teams.
The above benefits of hiring a Job Hopper are not an extensive list, but our goal is to have you keep an open mind the next time a Job Hopper’s resume comes across your desk.
Are you a proud Job Hopper? We’d love to hear about your experiences. Leave us a comment below 🙂