I always tell students to work in a job for at least 1 year (unless it’s totally miserable). It takes about a year to understand the rhythm of the office and the substance of your work. First look for promotions where you are so you can demonstrate that you were valuable to your current employer before looking outside. And if you do move around, keep notes about your best accomplishments and biggest challenges in each position–and maintain your network even after you leave!
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