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Job Hopping: does it harm your value?

In sales I’ve noticed it is not uncommon for someone to spend a year at a job and change to another. I see LinkedIn’s with one job after the other of 1 year and 2 months, or 9 months etc. In sales there is always another more lucrative offer out there and we are motivated by money. Is it really a red flag or a sign of someone that is truly driven to make money?

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MMMGood
Celebrated Contributor
+10
Senior Account Executive
If you’re hopping under 12 months, definitely. 18 months you might be able to justify once, but not consecutive. 2 years you’re getting into a safe zone. 

Personally I think 2 1/2-3 years is the sweet spot. 
Ace
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CEO
Yes if you hop within a time frame. If you are working on project basis, then good time to hop would be at the end of each project cycle
PhlipOut
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Account Executive
if someone changes jobs every 12 month I assume they are not performing. Once it's fine, there can be legit reasons. but try and do 18-24 month.
future employers do want to see a track record. (surprisingly some don't investigate it much)
Coffeesforclosers
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Director Sales and Market Development
Makes interviews a lot harder as training and hiring is expensive. If i am only gonna have you for a year why do it? 
ChicagoCloser1717
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Account Manager
depends on when and how...gone are the days of staying at the same company for 50 years but some jobs you just need to move on others staying looks better.
BigCheese
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Agency Recruiter
Generally, big red flag. If a resume comes across my desk with 4+ roles in the last 4 years, I dump it, unless they're some wildly impressive positions.
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