hen it comes to love, you may be a oneman woman. But with your career, you might be way more non-committal, with a score of flings and short-term dalliances. Your résumé may have seen even more action than Leonardo DiCaprio at a show (read: a lot) and the thing is, you’re not alone. Gone are the days of employees staying put in the one job or occupational field for decades. Now, everyone’s swapping job roles, employers and careers all the time. the role they’re hiring,” Emma explains. “If your experience is coupled with an increase in responsibility, it speaks to your ability to learn, grow and contribute.” However, not all prospective bosses will be as progressive — in fact, they might be old-school and see your job-hopping as a big, fat warning sign. “Considering the amount of training and effort that goes into recruiting a new employee, hiring managers tend to look for both stability and commitment from employees,” warns Jane McNeill, the director of a multi-national recruitment company. “Many employers won’t hire job-hoppers because they don’t expect them to stay long at any company they work for.” But, as Emma suggests, there’s a way around this: “If you’ve had many jobs, focus your résumé on skills rather than in a chronological order of job titles.” And if you get to the interview stage, keep driving home that point. “Be confident to talk about the reasons you have changed jobs in a way that makes sense to an employer,” she adds.