As dot-com boom settles, job-hopping slows

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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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