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Also, depending on the sector, some employers are starting to look upon those who stay in the same job for several years as “lazy” and “being too comfortable”. I had a colleague who stayed in one company for 5 years and when she decided to look for a new job, she realized that many employers no longer perceived it as a positive trait – ‘loyalty’ but a sign of someone who doesn’t want to step out of his/her comfort zone. 2. Why is there “less hunger” compared to “20 years ago, and of course compared to 40 or 50 years ago”? Less hungry? I don’t imagine it to be so. Many of us would have accumulate 2-5 internships before we graduated and also did several other things to ‘build our resume’. Did the older generation have to do that in order to get an edge in the job market? Not really. All they needed to start was a certificate. Then again, it depends on what you mean by hunger...

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