Question: Is it bad changing jobs frequently?
It is not necessarily a bad thing as long as you give a proper reason to the interviewer as to why you had to change jobs frequently.
On this page, you will get the complete guide on how you can answer HR Interview Questions on Job Hopping and Job Changing including questions like “Why have you changed jobs so frequently?”
Before knowing why this question is asked, let us first know exactly what does job-hopping means. Job Hopping can simply be described as switching jobs frequently within a short period of time. It is a common occurrence to see people switching jobs after working for a year or as soon as their bond period is over. There can be many reasons why a candidate switches jobs. But the employers ask this question to be sure that the candidate will not switch jobs again, and will stay with the company for a long period of time. Loyalty to the company is very important and employers want to hire people who are willing to invest their time in the company’s growth. If a candidate has a past of leaving jobs too frequently, then it is expected that the interviewer will be asking this question.
There can be many reasons for switching jobs professional and personal. Some of the most common reasons for job-hopping include:-
Refer the sample answers given below.
I was working in company XYZ for six months until they asked me to relocate to another city. At the time I had some personal problems and it was difficult for me to relocate. I tried to speak with my manager but we could not reach an agreement, leading me to quit. Currency I am open to relocate if needed, and can work with you without any hindrance.
After my graduation I got placed in XYZ company and was working there for a year, however due to low funding they had started laying off employees and I was one of them they laid off. After that I did some freelance work and focused on upskilling, and I would love to start fresh with your company.
As a fresher I skipped jobs too frequently since I could not find one where I felt my talents were being utilised to the fullest. However reading your job description and knowing more about the profile I feel like in this job I can maximise my potential and learn new skills.