Jump, Don’t Jump … Jump. Years ago, having a spotty job history was a surefire way to get eliminated from consideration when applying for a job. Human Resources (HR) Directors generally frowned on people who moved from job to job, interpreting it as a lack of commitment (and by extension, dependability). That was then. Now, it is the person who stays with the same company that is apt to apt to be viewed unfavourably, according to Dr. Judith Sills.