Deciding Whether to Leave Google/Apple/Facebook? Here’s the One Question to Ask Yourself

Hunter Walk 

There’s one question to ask yourself periodically, especially when considering a new assignment over an external opportunity, and that question is: Imagine you were at a different job you loved and a recruiter from [Google/ Apple/ Facebook] called you to offer you your current job at [Google/ Apple/ Facebook], would you chase it? Or in other words, would you re-apply today for the job you currently have? If you answer “no, I wouldn’t fight hard for the job I have” then you owe it to yourself to find something that you can be excited about.

 



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Category: Leaving a Company

You Are Not Your LDAP: Why Leaving Your Job Doesn’t Mean Losing Your Identity

Hunter Walk 

Careers are sets of decisions where you have the chance to emerge from the chrysalis every so often and show the world, show yourself, how you’ve evolved. You are not your org chart, your department budget, or your title. Don’t let success at a company prevent you from pursuing scary and wonderful new opportunities to build. It took me a little longer than it should have, but from the other side, it’s pretty awesome.

 



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The Long-Term Value of Loyalty

Mark Suster 

Sometimes long-term gains come from not making short-term moves that seemingly improve your bottom line and career trajectory.  Make sure that you understand the pro’s / con’s for yourself and at least consider whether there might be longer-term implications for sticking around. There is huge value of personal networks in determining your long-term career trajectory.  Mix that into your decision-making pot at the time you make the leap.

 



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Job Hoppers Redux: An Employee’s Perspective

Mark Suster 

This post explains job hopping, and answers: Should you be loyal to a company that treats you poorly? What if I decide I want to change industries, locations or job functions? What if I was laid off 2-3 times? Is it a problem if you moved jobs a few times when you were young? What if I DID have too many jobs?  What can I do about it now?



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How to Quit Your Job

Mark Suster 

Say you’re leaving for “personal reasons” and no matter how hard you’re pressed don’t give in and expound.  It’s just personal reasons.  Nobody can argue with this. Nobody can offer you a better role to improve “personal reasons”- when asked what this really means just avoid answering.  ”You know, I was really happy here.  I just have some personal reasons why it’s time for a change.  NewCo seems like a great opportunity for me.”

 



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Collection: Personal
Category: Leaving a Company