Whats important in your career progression?

  1. I am just wondering for most that are seeking management positions or in management positions. Would you ever take a job making slightly more money, but with more responsibilities just for growth?
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  3. by   SummerGarden
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    I am just wondering for most that are seeking management positions or in management positions. Would you ever take a job making slightly more money, but with more responsibilities just for growth?
    Yep! Besides, the only time I have noticed that one does not need to take a job for growth opportunities is when one's current position offers those opportunities and/or a mentor who is grooming that person to move up. In fact, I accepted more responsibilities as a non-manager/non-nurse leader to move into management despite not making any additional money. It worked and I landed my first management position several years ago.

    Following the same playbook within my first management position, I accepted more responsibilities to grow my skill set and my network. My first management position has helped me to land another position that pays slightly more money, but offers exponentially more opportunities for career growth. Thus, in my experience if you do not grow your skills and your network, it is easy for one to see his/her career grow stagnant. Good luck!
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Jan 14
  4. by   klone
    If I am going to take a job with more responsibilities than I currently have, it would have to be more than "slightly more money" to make it worthwhile to me.
  5. by   katydidit1964
    I have to agree with the first response. Go above and beyond required in order to find your path. Sometimes the path is interesting so money doesn't factor as high. ( Keep in mind more responsibility should equal at least alittle$)
  6. by   Orca
    I have been contacted by head hunters for several jobs that would require relocation. They don't seem to understand that a slight increase in salary is not an incentive for me to relocate at my own expense to a job with less security (I work in the public sector, and I can't be fired on a whim). I also currently live in a state with no income tax, and moving to a state that has one is an additional expense. When I did the math, with one job I was offered the money would be a wash, my housing expenses significantly higher, and I would be out the cost of the move.

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