| ||Ask HN: How much job hopping is acceptable?|
68 points by romanhn on Aug 5, 2016 | hide | past | web | favorite | 104 comments |
|Hiring managers - what constitutes too much job hopping for you to pass on a resume?|
Everyone else - do you have a lower or an upper limit on how long you tend to stay with companies?
As the former, my personal rule of thumb is to look for at least one recent tenure of 2+ years for someone with 5+ years of experience. More allowance is made for candidates with less experience, but again - 4 one-year tenures is a red flag.
I do see a trend for shorter tenures in the last couple of years, presumably due to the competitive market, so am curious where you stand as either a hiring manager or a potential job seeker.
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