In a PA, I look for someone who is a sticker not a quitter and doesn't flit from job to job too often.
Anyone who faces redundancy is not a quitter. Employers don't seem to understand that it is not an employee's fault if made redundant. That is one of the hardest and toughest factors I have had to face, yet I in between redundancies, I have always been able to find temporary employment.
Nowadays employers need to learn to "stick" with employees and not get rid. I have always been able to account for "gaps" when I was made redundant but again, employers treat this as a negative aspect when in fact they should be picking up that such individuals are in fact able to "adapt" to situations and fit in quicker than others.
Quite often while in temporary assignments, I was offered a permanent position because suitable candidates could not be found. What does that tell you about a selection process??