Do you have an upcoming job interview? Check out my example answers and tips to the interview question: “Why have you changed jobs so often?”
Other questions that require a similar answer are: “Can you explain why you’ve had so many jobs?” or “Tell me why you switch jobs so frequently.”
The reason why interviewers ask this question is to gauge your loyalty. If you go from one job to another, without the prospects of definite growth or other rational motives, you may appear unstable and unreliable. Reassure the interviewer that you are not a job-hopper and structure your answer as follows:
√ Do provide a short summary about the whole situation and, if possible, integrate some positive references to convince the interviewer that you are not fleeing a bad situation.
√ Do explain how these experiences contributed to personal and professional growth and inform the interviewer that this new job opportunity appears to carry more responsibility.
X Don’t go into details about each individual position and employer. Also, avoid sharing any private information and don’t speak negatively about your former boss, ex-colleagues or clients.