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Since graduating college 4.5 years ago I’ve worked at three marketing agencies averaging a year and two months at each. I took four months off earlier this year after a layoff to study data science. I’m now back in digital marketing on month six of my current job. How long should I stay at my current company? I’ve been told two years minimum which is unfortunate because if I leave in six months I’ll make a lot more money on the market.

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Early on in your career, shorter stints are normal and expected. However you’re approaching the time where a bit more longevity is expected. If your goal is making the most money, then you’re constantly going to be job hopping… but eventually you’ll be seen as a risk. Consider the other benefits of staying longer… creating relationships, building trust, being able to pick projects a bit more, growing a team or project, etc. You may lose out on some money, but there’s other benefits to staying. Disclaimer: only stay if you feel you’re growing and learning. If you don’t feel that’s happening, it’s time to move on.

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