Tuesday, May 27, 2008

when taking a step backwards or sideways in your career is the right move

At some point in your career, you may be faced with the decision of whether to make a lateral move, or even whether to take a step backwards. How do you decide if it's the right move to make?

Will you be moving out of a toxic work environment? If you're miserable and your workplace is to blame, then a move might be the cure. Keep in mind though that you risk entering an even worse environment.

Does the new position offer opportunities you currently don't have? Maybe there's no room to move up where you are now, you'll have a chance to do things not currently in your job description, or the magazine you're applying to covers subject matters you would love to tackle.

Is your current title a true reflection of your responsibilities? Since there's some discrepancy between publishers of the job descriptions of each title, you may in fact be seeking the next step up.

Do you have any more reasons why a lateral or backwards move might be right for you?

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