Longer Tenures Make Recruiting Tougher

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Re: Taking the time to dig deeper
t.alex   11/1/2012 9:13:19 PM

Being a job hopper myself, I agree some of the points here. I realize some people still stick to the same company due to being too comfortable with the company itself. Some companies do reward promotions to long-staying staff though. 

Carla Mahrt
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Taking the time to dig deeper
Carla Mahrt   10/23/2012 2:38:31 PM

In general, I recommend that employers (as well as recruiters) take the time to dig deeper into a resume to explore the story behind the job experiences.  It's really only at that point can you understand whether job hopping or conversely long tenure mar or enhance the resume.

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Re: Not always valid criteria
elctrnx_lyf   10/22/2012 7:55:22 AM

Certainly there seems to be a reason for considering long tenures as disadvatages. An employer employee relationship depends on lot many things more than work opprtuniites and career advancement. But this will change from case to case basis and certainly there is no single best assessment tool available to recruit a candidate.

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Not always valid criteria
_hm   10/21/2012 7:02:23 PM

It is very difficult criteria. It is better to read full resume and find alternate way to judge him and her. Working in one organization for two decades should not at all considered bad.

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Temporary situation?
Anna young   10/21/2012 5:21:03 PM

Carla, The employment market is forcing people to remain at their current jobs. However, we should on no account assume this is a sign they are satisfied with their current job status or their current employers for that matter. If, and when, the market situation changes, you can bet people will leave in droves.

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loyalty or lack of opportunity
WaqasAltaf   10/21/2012 12:46:05 PM

@ Carla

These days even people working in the best of the companies are looking for a job trying to encash their employer's brand name so let the people in medium repo companies be. So if someone hasnt been able to make a switch, recruiter is likely to doubt the potential of the person though it would be unfair. I believe loyalty is something that should be greatly valued if the recruiter is able to assess that not switching a job was intentional. Most people would lie to that so recruiter has to be careful. 

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