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Have I changed jobs too much? [#permalink] New post 01 Feb 2013, 16:35
Just have a quick question about changing jobs. I have a few different types of work experience. Is it bad to change jobs too many times?
For example my experience is:

First job I quit (was there 3 months)
Second job I was laid off from (was there 8 months)
3rd job I have great recs from ( was there 1.5 years)
4th job also have great recs from ( will be there 2 years by the time I start MBA program)

The last two positions are both in the real estate industry as well. Will this be troubling to the admissions committee?

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Re: Have I changed jobs too much? [#permalink] New post 06 Feb 2013, 12:37
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Hi jaw5xs,

Thanks for posting. If you have a high volume of job changes on your resume, you may appear to lack commitment or be unfocused. You will probably need to explain the reason for your changes and help the admissions committee to understand the motivation behind your decisions. It’s important in this situation to refrain from merely chronicling your resume. You will want to explain the “WHY?” behind the “WHAT you did.” There is no right number of jobs, or right number of years at a job. Most important is to explain why each step is a logical one in your path to the MBA and longer term goals. If there was a misstep somewhere, you can explain what happened, how you corrected course and what you learned. This can also add important dimension to your application.

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