Length of Service
I've just changed jobs after just under 18 years with my previous employer and it got me wondering how long people generally stay with a single employer these days. I see a lot of CVs where, at first glance, I assume the person is highly experienced as they will have a long list of past employers but a closer look shows most of these to be less than 2 or 3 years. My own employment history up to starting my new role was three employers in 26.5 years (and one of those only lasted 6 months). Seeing people with so many jobs lasting such a short time instantly marks them down when I'm looking for new staff but I'm beginning to wonder if that's just the way of the world in today's job market.