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The Secret Formula for Choosing the Right Next Role

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Changing jobs—especially the higher up you get in your career—is a complex process. There are so many factors to consider, and often the factors that stand out most are the ones that matter the least: fancy titles, exciting projects, tempting promises of future success ...

But those factors that seem so valuable in the moment are just that—they are momentary. Your career isn't just about this one next step you are taking. Your career is a journey that will last a long time.


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