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Find Your Fit: A Practical Guide to Landing a Job You'll Love by Sue Kaiden

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13

Gaining Experience and Moving Up

Vivian Hairston Blade

Are you eager to move ahead in your career? Whether you’re just starting out or have been at it a little while, you may expect your career to progress pretty quickly if you feel you’ve put in the time. So, you may occasionally find yourself somewhat impatient at how long it’s taking to move ahead. Many say you have to pay your dues to earn the right to move up. This means spending time in jobs along your career path contributing to the company’s goals and gaining valuable experience. This chapter focuses primarily on how you can gain the valuable experience you need to move up.

Leaders would argue that the quality of your career path is more important than how long you’ve been on your ...

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