Changing jobs - job hints, job security - career guidance :)
I graduated University in November last year. I worked full time from June to October at Rio TInto, a mining company. They offered me a graduate position which I declined and accepted a job on an oil and gas project. I wanted to get into the oil and gas industry. I have now worked on the Oil and Gas project from October to almost July. There is talk though of what is going to happen with this project. Will it be delayed, will it stop, will the personnel be replaced. I am told this is the nature of the business but this does not help me in my career if the project were to be cancelled.
Another guy in the building that I work in has recommended me for a job in the oil and gas consulting company that he works for which is on another level in my building. The initial feedback was that the HR manager was concerned that I have 'jumped around a little bit and their preference is for someone with more stability'.
I have only had one job since officially graduating university. How can I get back to them to reassure them that I am a stable employee?
Also, would it be better for my career and resume to change jobs again now to avoid the risk of the project stopping and losing my job or to just take the risk that the project fails and stick around here to show that I am loyal to a company?
* As far as the work, I would prefer the new company as it is more of a legal role. I am more in contract management at present. (I have a degree in law and a degree in computer science). That said though, I do not know anything about the company and my future progression. I.e the new job has less contract hours but I know certain companies that have contract hours 9 to 5 yet the personnel work 7 to 8 at least!
Oh, and can anyone tell me what it would be like working for these companies and their reputations. How could I find out? I do not know anyone who works for them. Which is the best 'career' wise?
* I know the internet board may not be the best place but I do not know where else to go so if you cannot help directly then please recommend other places for me to try