I received a resume recently from a friend of a friend and the person had moved positions a great deal. They worded at four dotcoms in as many years. They weren’t at a single location for more that a year in fact.
This got me thinking of a conversation I had with someone who worked out in silicon valley during the 1999 timeframe who told me that they wouldn’t consider someone who stayed at a job for more than a year at a time. They were too stale he told me.
I was pretty amazed by the comment as I know many companies value longevity and loyalty over “career mobility.”
I wonder if the hiring style of the dotcom boom times has reverted back to appreciating loyalty and longevity.