Unsure about Career Move

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
355 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2016

I wouldn’t stay at your current job if it means a demotion. Are there any cons to the new company? It seems closer and with higher pay, so why not take it?

Post # 4
2106 posts
Buzzing bee

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ohsomrsr15 :  is your current position hourly? also what is the difference in salary between your current position and the new job? if I were you, I’d let your current firm know that you’re concerned about job security and the career impact that taking the in-house job may have, and that you’ve been offered another role elsewhere. I’d ask to negotiate salary for the internal role (is it hourly or salaried? also ask them if it’s considered a demotion within the firm—if so, how will this job change impact your potential for annual salary increases?). 

why is litigation experience important to you? are you attempting to become a lawyer? if so, you could also request that you still get to do certain projects that align with your current role to continue gaining experience in-house.

Post # 5
229 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I’m a career coach, so I’ll chime in a bit.

Totally would take the new job, hands down. None of your pros can’t be replicated at a new job. For instance, coworkers come and go, and who is to say you won’t really like the new coworkers? Plus, if you really like them, you can be friends outside of work. Plus I’d imagine the new job is secure as well.

As for the cons, well, any new job is stressful, right? Give the new one 6 months, and you’ll have it down. 

No way at ALL I would lose your career trajectory (which could take you years to get back) over nice coworkers! 

Post # 7
664 posts
Busy bee

Is the position with the new company something you can negotiate? This is something where you could explain the time off required and ask if they’d be willing to give you your time upfront or up your salary for the first year to compensate for the unpaid time.

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