Robert Walters once said "workers lose marketability if they stay at the same firm for too long". What a load of absolute nonsense.
It's difficult enough the best of times to find a new job, regardless of how long - or indeed short - you've been working for your current employer.
Let's say I'm working as a recruitment consultant and I have the following two CV's:
Company A - 6 Years
Company B - 20 Years+
Company A - 1 Year
Company B - 2 Years
Company C - 7 Months
Company D - 1 Year
Company E - 4 Months
Does Person 2 seriously have the stronger work history? Maybe it's all down to personal experience or personal opinion but for me, Person 1 has by far the better work history. They've stayed at a company and progressed over a number of years. All Person 2 has done is jump from job to job to job, most likely to earn more money, but it also suggests they're not willing to grow and develop. If a company is looking for somebody who isn't going to do a disappearing act within the next 12 months, then Person 2 is NOT the suitable candidate.
So Robert Walters can say whatever he wants. It doesn't necessarily mean he's correct. Ultimately, recruitment consultants who work at Robert Walters wouldn't know an excellent CV if it slapped them across the face.
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