job-hopping is killing your career by Alison Green on October 5, 2012 39% of recruiters and hiring managers say that a history of job-hopping is the single biggest obstacle for job-seekers. This will come as no surprise to most people, but might be a surprise to some 20somethings who have been told that job-hopping is the new normal and nothing to worry about. That’s always been BS, of course. (And Nick Corcodilos says it best when he noted that one particular blogger fond of telling Gen Y that “loyalty doesn’t matter and job hopping is good” is “sticking a needle in your vein, pumping you full of happy juice, and leaving your career to die while she drives off to the bank to deposit the GoogleAds checks she collects for advertising career crack to confused GenY’s.”) Other interesting findings from the Bullhorn survey: * There’s greater demand for candidates in their 40s than in their 20s. * The amount of time that you can be unemployed before it becomes difficult for recruiters to place you in a job is between six months and one year, according to 36% of respondents. * 79% said that being unemployed for less than six months doesn’t make it that much harder to find a job. You may also like:10 things job seekers hate about recruitersI’ve messed up my work history and now can’t find a jobdoesn’t “leave a bad job” conflict with “don’t be a job hopper”?