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I've been searching for hours but unable to find a thread coving this topic, thus decided to post this topic. My question is what kind of length of working for the current employer before applying for a new job is considered by Swiss employers acceptabe.
I had 6 years of experience with my first employer, a reputable MNC, working in 3 different countries, and changed job into a Swiss employer 2 years ago. I would like to find something more challenging outside the company, but worried if 2 years is perceived too short for a job change. I certainly do not want to be seen as a job hopper. Would anybody share with me some experiences?
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Sorry to be a party pooper but if you're in the financial sector employers care about commitment. The rules and regs. are easy. But it takes a while for new people, even with experience, to come up to speed with a bank's global organisation, internal processes, systems, values and culture which are all critical to financial controlling, risk management and/or compliance. All these functions in a large organisation are all about working the internal system. It can take six months to figure out the jargon and who does what around the world let alone the rest of the stuff. A third move in 8 years won't hold you back but it will make some interviewers search your motives and they will want to be convinced you have commitment, particularly if, as you say, you are aiming at a more senior job. Provided you have plausible reasons for your move you will be okay provided you explain the progression to where you are now. You need to be careful in your next move. Four moves in 10 years won't look good in your field. Bear in mind when you read about job losses that means back and mid office not just front office. When places are being downsized every headcount matters and people will want to be assured you can pull your weight and have staying power.