Employers do not want a new employee to experiment with their career choices on company time. Corporations don’t appreciate a worker leaving right after they have made an investment in their training. For some jobs, it takes time, perhaps a whole year or more, to get someone up and running from infancy to productivity. When an employee job hops, the company loses the investment they have made in them. The person should assess, what did I really accomplish in the mere 6 to 9 months I was there? It’s hard to explain that to your next employer. People job hop because they get easily bored and become impulsive. They may panic and just take the next random job that fits their fancy at that moment. Be aware in advance of the warning signs of a necessary move before the job becomes intolerable and you are backed into a corner or feel trapped. You don’t want to get to the boiling point where you simply can’t take it any longer and make an irrational decision. Gone are the days of lifetime employment with a corporation, but the other extreme of bouncing from job to job has its consequences. Unfortunately, sometimes those consequences set in later in a career, especially in future interviews. You may not think your resume is spotty, but a potential employer may perceive you as someone who is not going to stay and may be unreliable. You will be expected to support your rationale for leaving each job in an interview situation. Ask the interviewer what the expectations are of staying in this position so that you are both on the same page. In the short-term, you can take any job for the safety and security of benefits and salary, but assure you in the long-term that alone will not sustain you if it’s not your passion. Job hopping is typically a result of a lack of long-term career goals, and so your career should be purpose driven.