The employer is asking you this tough interview question because they are concerned that you won’t stay working for them long, and there may be issues with your ability to commit to one company. Therefore, you need to be very careful how you answer this question.
In this blog we will tell you the 3 things you MUST include in your answer. We will also give you a brilliant top-scoring scripted answer to the interview question “Why have you changed jobs so frequently?”.
3 THINGS TO INCLUDE FOR GIVING THE PERFECT ANSWER!
1 – Make sure you acknowledge and appreciate how the interviewer might be feeling. Do not be defensive when they ask you why you’ve had so many jobs in a short space of time. Instead, tell the interviewer you understand why they have concerns and you appreciate how this must look from their perspective. This will help to build trust!
2 – Next, give a reason or reasons why you have changed jobs so frequently. A perfectly good reason for changing jobs frequently would be if you haven’t yet found an employer who has a workplace culture you want to stay working in. Another good reason is to say you don’t feel your skills and qualities have been fully utilised yet, and you are looking for the right company.
3 – Make sure you reassure the hiring manager that you won’t be moving on from their company anytime soon if they hire you. You can say that this time, you have researched their company in detail, you are attracted to their values, work ethic, and track record of achievement, and you are confident they are the right fit for your skills, knowledge, and experience.
“WHY HAVE YOU CHANGED JOBS SO FREQUENTLY?” (SCRIPTED ANSWER)
“First of all, I want to say that I appreciate your concerns and I would have them too if I was you. The reason for me changing jobs so frequently is because I didn’t research the companies enough before applying for the jobs, and I haven’t yet found the right company with the ambitions and workplace culture that I am seeking. I also haven’t found a role where my skills, knowledge and experience have been fully utilized. However, I have researched your company in great detail, and I want to reassure you that I am one hundred per cent confident that if I am successful, I will want to stay working here for the long term.“
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