This question is asked exclusively to experienced professionals who have switched jobs more than two times in their entire career. Freshers can skip to the next question.
Possible Answer #1:
“You may label me a ‘frequent career-changer’ but I genuinely feel that today I am a far better employee.
My switches have helped me develop better interpersonal skills, gain diverse skills and adapt to rapidly changing business environments.
I can solve problems more efficiently and creatively, as I have learned to live with ambiguity and uncertainty. My first job helped me develop patience.
My second job helped me master spreadsheets and numbers.
My third job helped me develop better people skills and also adjust amidst culturally diverse and geographically dispersed teams.
All in all, I feel that my varied background makes me an ideal candidate for this job role today.”
Possible Answer #2:
“I never expected to work with so many companies in these few years.
The companies that I worked for were small and one of them was going through a really bad patch.
But honestly, my journey has been a rewarding one. I can now confidently walk into a new situation and successfully figure out ways to make a difference.
This was truly meant to happen and I wouldn’t exchange all the experience I’ve gained from my switches, for anything!
But I am seriously looking forward to not having to do this, any more in the near future.
I want to make a stint that lasts for 5 to 10 years with a reputed organization, such as yours.
This will make my career a stable and a fruitful one in the long run.”