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They Don't Teach Corporate in College by Alexandra Levit

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According to research LinkedIn conducted with its 500 million users, over the 20 years prior to 2016, the number of companies worked for in the five years after they graduated from college doubled. No doubt about it, this is not your grandparents’ business world. Many people from their generation spent decades working their way up the ladder in the same company—a career path that is virtually unheard of today. The job-jumping craze of the early 21st century may be over, but the market will continue to be fluid as company loyalty decreases and labor shortages open more opportunities for driven young workers.

Once you are in your first position for a year or two, it may be time to make a strategic career move. Why? No matter ...

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