If you are a “chronic job hopper” by these standards, there are a few smart ways to discuss your employment history during an interview that will still sell you as a solid, committed candidate. Here’s how several experts recommend you address frequent job changes on your résumé.

Highlight your transferable skills. In most cases, the type of job hopper employers are wary of is one who moves around in the same industry, taking the same position or job level over and over again, without demonstrating what you’ve gained from your experiences.

Job hopping into new industries or new positions can simply reflect a desire to gain transferable skills in order to thrive in our flux marketplace.  A job hopper who has diverse perspectives and skill sets may be the best talent for the shift towards more remote and project-based work of tomorrow.”

Some hiring managers may appreciate multiple employers on your résumé and may view it as a good thing.

Employers like to see evidence of professional growth on a candidate’s résumé. As much as possible, highlight your career progression, or mention NEW Software applications you were able to learn/experience which can go a long way toward showing  a larger purpose to job changes.

Be honest about your reasons for job hopping. If your employment history is full of short tenures, hiring managers will likely want to know why. An employer will be more understanding if circumstances were beyond your control, such as downsizing or a spouse’s relocation, but if you chose to leave each time, you’ll need to provide an honest, valid reason for your frequent moves.

Explain why you made each move and how each one helped you in your career.  For example, did you get to use newer technology, work on more high-profile projects or take on additional responsibilities?

Human Resource Professionals emphasize the importance of not getting defensive when you explain yourself — a potential employer won’t want to hear a laundry list of excuses.

Show that you want to commit to this employer. 

Every job candidate should be able to discuss why he or she wants to work for a company, and this is especially true of job hoppers. Prospective employers will be looking for reassurance that you won’t leave them in six months, so be prepared to explain what’s different now, several professionals advised. Connect the common themes of your experiences, and explain how they will help you thrive in the position you want now, and for the long term.

Highlight why you want to work for the employer and your willingness to commit.  You may even want to express your desire to find a long-term home.