/ Asked by jerome
I have held a lot of positions in the last 7 years and its really hard for me to find great company to work for. I receive the same answer "I see that you have worked for a lot of company's, but the longevity is not there." How can I refresh my image and overcome that statement?
Answered by Dustin, Hiring Expert at HP Inc., on Monday, April 28, 2014
What's done is done and you cannot change your past so focus on the present and future. The simple answer is you have heard the feedback, now you must take action against it and in this case it sounds pretty straight forward. Crafting a 30 second interview question response probably isn't going to be enough. 

I'd strongly encourage reviewing your true passions, priorities and career interests. Great companies want talented people that are focused and passionate about their careers and how they can contribute to an organization.
Answered by Megan, Hiring Expert at Cardinal Health, on Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Take the time to write down all of the roles you have held, all of the projects you have completed in each role and all of the skills you have gained from each role. When you take a step back and look at everything you have done throughout your seven year career, you will likely find some commonalities. Take those commonalities that you enjoyed and present them as your area of expertise in a variety of different settings. Then, take the roles/projects/tasks that you had may not have enjoyed as much and present them as learning experiences. So much of interviewing and selling yourself is related to how you perceive your past experiences and how you have grown and developed from them. Don’t draw attention to the fact that you have held many different roles, instead, focus on all that you have gained and learned from those experiences.
Answered by Steve, Hiring Expert at Caterpillar Inc., on Friday, May 2, 2014
You cannot change your work history, but you can work to turn this negative impression by employers into a positive one.  First, own up to your work history.  Explain that you know that you have bounced around between several jobs, but the reason is that you have yet to find a situation in which you feel you can thrive.  Don't' dwell on the circumstances of each job, but compile them into an overall message of 'my past jobs, for a variety of reasons, did not allow me to be the best I can be'.  Now you are taking the steps to reinevent yourself, so to speak, and find a work culture in which you can maximize your full potential.  Many companies will find it admirable that you have the courage to take this step mid-career.
Answered by Kelly, Hiring Expert at The Schwan Food Company, on Monday, May 5, 2014
I would recommend first looking at and reflecting on your resume by writing down each of your reasons for leaving. This will likely help you to distinguish a common theme to be able to speak to clearly & confidently during the interview process. Also, when job searching, I would recommend deeply researching the company’s website to determine if the mission, vision, values, size, etc. align with what you’re looking for in a place to work. Try also networking through LinkedIn, etc. with individuals that work at an employer of interest to ask specific, professional questions that you know would make or break your decision to work for that specific company or not. This might help you to finally find that employer of choice. Best of luck to you in your search.
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