How Long Do You Need to Stay at a Job before Moving on?, Washington Post, 5/6/18

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.

Click below to read the piece.

How Long Do You Need to Stay, Washington Post, 5:6:18

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