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Reasons Not to Quit a New Job

In Reasons Not to Quit a New Job featured in today’s The Wall Street Journal (page A12), Sue Shellenbarger provides great counsel:

Don’t be seen as someone who jumps from job to job and make the most of your current position and potential opportunities at your employer – give it a chance.

A good rule of thumb that goes hand in hand with that counsel is: “It is always easier to find a job when you have a job.” If you are currently employed and are fortunate enough to be able to explore alternative employment opportunities, do so. Seek counsel on the financial, legal and fringe benefit aspects of the possible new positions. Your evaluation should include a legal analysis of your current employment agreements against the proposed agreements. Only then will you be on stronger footing as you make a move to hopefully greener pastures.

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