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How do you explain the fact that you frequently change jobs?

"How do you explain the fact that you frequently change jobs?  I see that you haven't stayed with a company for more than 2 years."

To pass this question, you have to convince them that you are going to stick around.  This isn't a question to see what you know or what your philosophy is, it is a concern they have that you have to address.  Your persuasion skill will be required for this answer.  But if you can't be persuasive, convince them through step by step facts that leads to the fact that you are going to stay with this company if they hire you.

Short Answers

"I have been gaining experience and knowledge to have the minimum requirements to work for this company.  My goal is to work for this company, and I'll be working here a long time because this is where I want to be."

"I planned on staying with my current job for a longer time period, but when this position opened up, I really wanted to apply because this company has everything I need.  So even though I change jobs frequently, I'm certain that I love this industry and that this is a great company to work for.  I plan on staying a long time."

"I want to work for a large company that has many opportunities.  I didn't receive this in my other companies because they were smaller, but I learned this company has a lot of great work to do and a lot of different opportunities."

Long Answer

"To tell you the truth, early in my career, I didn't know what I wanted to do.  I've been in a couple different industries, and it wasn't until my last position that I found exactly what I wanted to be doing.  I stayed with my previous company for more than a year but there weren't enough opportunities.  I finally found what I love to do and now I want to find a company where I can be a part of the company instead of a worker that has no interest in the overall company.  I'm being careful to choose my next job because I want to establish my career in my next job, and after researching, I found that ABC Company can provide everything I'm looking for.  So I'll definitely be here for the long term."

This answer is a little long, but if you don't convince them that you are going to stay long, then you have a very little chance of being hired.  So take whatever time you need to convince them.  If you think of your own answer, write it down and be able to say it smoothly so they can fully understand that you are serious about staying.

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