As dot-com boom settles, job-hopping slows

ITworld.com |  Career

The quest for quick wealth and the challenge of a dot-com startup increased job
hopping over the past few years, but now that dot-com fever has cooled down (at least
to some degree), we're seeing a swing back to a more traditional focus on stability and
longevity.

Although the situation may never be the same as when Ike was president, potential
candidates are starting to be a little more cautious instead of jumping at every new
opportunity. "The criteria under which the jobs are being evaluated are more
stringent," said Kevin Rosenberg, a principal at BridgeGate, a Southern California
technology search firm. "People are still interested in hearing about new
opportunities. But they're closely looking at the track record of the founders, the
track record of the investors, the credibility of the investors, and the
company

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