Red flag #2: The number (and duration) of previous positions they've had
It's expected that a job candidate has held previous, varied positions, especially in today's modern workforce. In fact, having worked in other roles means that they've become accustomed to working with diverse team members and environments, which could ultimately be a positive attribute. However, a job candidate that has held one too many previous jobs for too little time could indicate that this person is constantly changing jobs and is not really committed to the role or to their team. You want someone who will invest in the success of your company and their fellow coworkers -- not someone merely there to collect a paycheck
. Ask the job candidate why they left previous positions or ask for an explanation as to why their time at each role seems short. Someone who is constantly unsatisfied, not looking to grow with a company, or who simply isn't willing to make it work with a new team could be toxic to your team.