Chapter 58. The Grass Isn’t Always Greener on the Other Side of the Fence

When the economy heats up, or your enthusiasm for your job cools down, you may start to notice more attractive jobs elsewhere. Perhaps you are lured by the prospect of an attractive salary, great benefits, or an exciting new organizational culture. This is just what the folks thought who joined dot-coms during the Internet boom. However, as many of them found out, some of those attractive new options may turn out to be illusions.

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Before you move on, you need to be sure that the job is right for you and that you are choosing it for the right reasons.

Look before you leap is the motto for anyone thinking about moving on. And don’t just look—look hard! Before you move on, ...

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