The other day I received a referral from an executive level client with whom I've worked on and off for several years now. Her colleague wrote:
"I have experience with one company only - am worried that this will scare potential employers away. Looking for some sound advice!"
It's not the first time I have been asked this question, and I replied to her with these words:
You mention worrying about scaring employers, and this leads to a valuable bit of insight into job search psychology: convey that worry and you've made it so! It's like that little train that chugs "I know I can." Were he to chug "I can't," he of course wouldn't!It's all in how you frame it and how you refocus attention away from "one long-time employer" to the many different projects and committee work to which you have contributed, or a variety of accountabilities and titles ? Lots of ways to emphasize what we want people to perceive about us.