Monday, May 26, 2008

going "backwards" in your career

When you're on the hunt for a new job, you may find yourself in the position of vying for a title that is "beneath" you. Whether you're trying to make the move from senior editor to associate, or section editor to assistant, in the interview you'll likely be asked why. Maybe you don't see it as a step down – explain why. Maybe your last position didn't offer the opportunities you wanted. Whatever the reason, have your answer prepared. Just don't tell them it's because you can't find a job at your level.

Tomorrow: Why a step backwards or sideways may be the right move.

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