Chapter 15. Leaving your job gracefully

This chapter covers

  • Deciding when to leave a job
  • Understanding how the job search differs from your first data science job
  • Giving notice and managing the transition

The days of spending 40 years at one company and retiring with a golden watch and a pension are over. In most fields, it’s now common to switch companies at least a few times in your career, and in tech, people may switch jobs as often as every couple of years. There are many good reasons for leaving a job: you could be looking for a compensation bump, different responsibilities, accelerated learning, or simply something novel. Deciding that ...

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