Most Job hoppers deal with professional situations in a quick, knee-jerk reaction. So how do you stop Job Hopping? The first thing that you should do is evaluate your career and life choices in the past. Chances are that they will show the same pattern. Make a list of the reasons why you made those decisions to change your career. Once your list is complete, then you can take some time to really look at why.
Here are some questions to ask yourself, and when you answer the questions do not just write down the answer, but also include what might have made the situation better.
Did you enjoy the environment or company culture of the office?
Were you utilizing all of your skills?
Did you feel like you were part of the team?
Did the owner/manager/supervisor treat people with respect?
What was the management style in the office?
Was the office location close to home or was there a considerable commute?
Now you have the basis to begin building your career in a healthy way. The information that you have gathered will help you to determine what move is best for you in the future. Keep in mind that these preferences may change over time and realistically you should review this process every couple of years or every time you feel the need to make a career change. By being able to analyze the way you make decisions you will force yourself to slow down and break the vicious cycle that has occurred in the past.