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sleek
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I was never promoted - mostly because I never stayed more than 8 months in the same company. I changed jobs so frequently that at some point an HR in a company I applied for asked me about it and thought it was not a good sign.

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  • 3
    Did you change jobs out of boredom? Or what exactly was the reason?
  • 0
    Why did you change so often?
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    They're correct - it *isn't* a good thing. If I were going through CVs it'd often mean that one was rejected, unless I could see a really clear, valid reason for it.

    It generally implies one of, or all of the following:

    - You get bored in one place very quickly, so by the time we've onboarded and trained you up, you'll move on, meaning wasted time and effort
    - You don't do well enough to pass your probation;
    - You're annoying / difficult to work with, so asked to leave not long after starting.

    That's not to say any of the above are *actually* true in your case of course - but it's the impression most interviewers would get, and that's not a positive.
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    @AlmondSauce agreed - these are the most logically sound assumptions.

    My case however was always the same; I always felt underpaid so i would only say yes to a job so that i can live off it until I find a better offer.
    In some cases I didn’t like the tech stack / work environment. Or both.

    Currently I will have been in my current job for about 8 months now. I never thought of even applying anywhere else since i started and have rejected offers i got recently. I like my company, the people i work with, and don’t feel underpaid, love the tech stack - and hence I plan to stick around. 🌝

    So if you scan a cv anytime soon and see a guy who changed a lot of work places always put in mind he might have simply been unhappy with the work or was not paid fairly.💔
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    @sleek The problem from the company's perspective, even with your approach though, is "Why didn't you identify this as an issue before you joined?" You knew what you'd be paid, and could have asked about the tech you'd be working with, so why didn't you just reject that offer and stay at your other job a little longer until you found something that would be a good fit longer term? Are you going to leave us in 8 months if you find a slightly better offer or decide you don't like the tech stack?

    Staying in a stable job this time around for a few years will absolutely do wonders to your chances next time you apply somewhere else though, as you've proved you can break that cycle.
  • 0
    @AlmondSauce How long do you think is ideal to stay at your first job?

    I've been working at my current company as a front end dev and testing instructor about a year. About to ask for a raise and I'm looking for other employers with better offers just in case.
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    @Humanoid- probably about a year
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    @Humanoid- Agree with @irene. I wouldn't leave it much less than a year if you can help it, but a year in a first job is certainly long enough not to raise any suspicions (at least with me, at any rate.)
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    @AlmondSauce @irene Thank you. About a year underpaid, maybe okay when just starting out but now it's probably time to move on.
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