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I currently work for a good company with investment savvy and insurance savvy individuals in a retirement rep. type of position. I'm paid ok. I'm in a position that I believe I've been pegged into and will not move forward very quickly. I'm disappointed by this and it has been a source of stress. I'm also 6mos. out of college.

I have the opportunity to seek a position at another company that I feel has good products and people, although they are not of the financial or insurance sort. I would have to learn those types of things on my own. The position pays better, and I feel I would like it more than my current position and also move forward more quickly in my career (ie more responsibility/duties/self-respect and knowledge/pay). However, I do not want to begin "job hopping" early in my career and find out I don't like another position. While I'm unhappy where I am, I'm scared to move too quickly in case I don't like where I go. I would just like an opinion from people who have probably faced this challenge in the past. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.
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I have managed to work at least a year even at companies I didn't like or respect. I would not be too concerned about the moving forward quickly if you are continuing to learn. I am concerned that your disappointment will affect your work and continue as a source of stress. It would be easier to switch if you know someone (or several folks) at the new company and could therefore verify the assumptions you are making about the people and products.
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briancfg asks,

I currently work for a good company with investment savvy and insurance savvy individuals in a retirement rep. type of position. I'm paid ok. I'm in a position that I believe I've been pegged into and will not move forward very quickly. I'm disappointed by this and it has been a source of stress. I'm also 6mos. out of college.

I have the opportunity to seek a position at another company that I feel has good products and people, although they are not of the financial or insurance sort. I would have to learn those types of things on my own. The position pays better, and I feel I would like it more than my current position and also move forward more quickly in my career (ie more responsibility/duties/self-respect and knowledge/pay). However, I do not want to begin "job hopping" early in my career and find out I don't like another position. While I'm unhappy where I am, I'm scared to move too quickly in case I don't like where I go. I would just like an opinion from people who have probably faced this challenge in the past. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks.


I only lasted 3 weeks in my first Engineering job out of college, yet I still made enough money to retire in 1994 at age 38. I'd be willing to switch jobs anytime I'm offered "more responsibility/duties/self-respect and knowledge/pay". If it turns you're wrong, just switch jobs again.

I pretty confident that it's easier to "job hop" today than it was when I graduated from college in the 70's.

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