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When did you know it was “the right time” to leave your current position? Was it a gut feeling that prompted your departure, or did the pro/con list grow unfavorably? I have been feeling more and more that it is my time to exit a current opportunity, and I am curious how other women approach this. I see it as advocating for myself by leaving, but I know that isn’t the world we live in. Any thoughts are helpful!

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For me it was the lack of personal growth. I had a steep learning curve when I joined, and even though some days were tougher than I’d have liked, I was learning new skills (both hard skills like excel and presentation, and soft skills like understanding client expectations and managing teams). However, things have been “easy” for the last 6+ months, and I feel I’m not ready to stagnate at this stage of my life. Would suggest that you evaluate why you started the job in the first place, what your goals were/ are , and whether you’re still moving toward those goals. If you’re not progressing over a reasonable duration of time toward those goals, and do not have a clear path in future towards them either, maybe it’s time to move :)

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