Job-Hopping: Exercise with Caution

While employers are more tolerant of itinerant executives in the dot-com era, consider the potential pitfalls before making that next switch

As recently as five years ago, an executive who had hopped to three new jobs in less than 20 months would likely have ended up in career no-man's-land. But the rules have changed. Just ask Joseph Galli Jr., the newly appointed CEO and president of consumer-products company Newell Rubbermaid.

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