If you are following a career track, you have to plan your way. To hit the top ranks within a career rarely affords the ability to stay with one job or company for 40 years. The ability to move up the chain working for different companies affords the person on the career track to see many ways of doing work and learn the good and bad of each. This makes that person worth more to the next company he or she works for.
Overstaying in one location prevents the worker from learning new ideas and limits compensation. As a career professional, you must plan your future moves for your best outcomes. The larger the paycheck you wish to receive, the larger the sacrifices are sometimes asked for. It comes with the territory.
Plan ahead, considering family needs, pay and benefits, and drawbacks. Choose what you believe is best for you and your family.
Author: Mike Balof
A retired Air Force Master Sergeant, Mike used to lay in bed at night and worry about what would happen if his plant closed or found himself without a job. One day his plant closed. Rather than panic and hysteria (OK, maybe a little) Mike found himself carried away on the adventure of his life. Mike started with the best job he ever had working at Home Depot. He spent 8 years working with job seekers at a local workforce center, helping them to find employment. He then started his own company developing courses, writing books and urging others to follow their own paths into the future.
Mike holds a Master of Arts in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor of Business Management, earned through the University of Phoenix and an AAS degree in Electronics Systems Technology from the Community College of the Air Force. Mike is a member of the Delta Mu Delta Business Honor Society.
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