“Study his train of thoughts and you will find he’s gone thru fiery furnace and will prove an asset.”
Let me start this article with a fresh incidence, A candidate came to me for Resume revamping his profile when I perused, 12 job changes in 13 years, now at this juncture by some misfortune he lost his job but wants to apply fresh, His family life torn apart, proud father of two young daughters, wife took him to psychiatrist and has been diagnosed Bipolar Mental disorder and worst psychiatrist reasoned because of mental disorder there are so many job switches.
As I started conversing with him frequently he repeated, I do not have confidence to attend the interview because I feel as I’ve done crime by switching so many jobs in the past. Literally he broke down, not because of social stigma but because of debacle imposed upon him as mental patient, which he was not, vouching myself by talking to him and by studying his CV full of accolades & accomplishments.
I am not a psychiatrist either but suggested him that smiling faces of his beautiful daughters are the best medicine for him, spend playful time with them. You will feel alighted and muster courage.
Everybody knows the public impression of “job hopping” is bad. It can show immaturity, a lack of commitment, and a lack of loyalty too.
I want to ask you, is his Career finished forever, has he committed any sort of sin by changing so many companies? Why his history of frequent job switching is seen as mentally unstable or potential odd employee in the organization if recruited.
I think this is the direct challenge to the HIRING HEADS.
Yes the candidate has changed as many jobs as he could but nobody gifted him any job. He got thru them by his sheer gut feeling and brilliancy. And instead of simply rejecting his application at the drop of hat why can’t his exposure and achievements are analyzed carefully. If you probe the reasons of job switch I am sure majorly you will find valid and authentic reasons and I am not advocating them thru this Blog post but most of the job hoppers are very intelligent rather genius. Before designating them as dubious candidate why can’t we check their job knowledge & peer network? At the most, rejection is the final resort.
And for job hoppers also make it point that you’ll be grilled like anything because of this act of job hopping but mind my words STAND BY IT ready with convincing answers and I am sure you will come out with flying colors from interview
The flip side of the coin is that they are not begging for the job rather Complacency word is not in their dictionary.
We make very cushy HR retention policies but this kind of cases if picked meticulously can make you a very good “HR Mentor”. Again I am reiterating picking this kind of candidate who hate to play safe can be gauged by HR connoisseurs only.
In a plain language a diamond can only be cut by a diamond. You know the dare is to recognize the caliber and groom the Human Capital.
And who are the best HR Managers, those who can sniff talent from afar.