This piece in the May 6, 2018 Washington Post raises a question I am often asked by job changers. How long should I stick around before moving on? The easy answer is: it depends. The article suggests some things to consider at various intervals: less than a year, one year, 4 years, and 6 years. My own experience with young professionals indicates that in the DC NGO, government, and policy communities, movement is frequent. I have often counseled individuals to not overstay when they feel they are not advancing or finding the work meaningful. At 2 years, you should certainly start to consider your stay, and if you if you don’t see a future, start exploring other opportunities.
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