I made a huge mistake in my first career move last year, after 6 years in the workforce. I chased (and got) cash but took a huge leap backwards in role, responsibility, and advancement opportunity. What are your suggestions for putting my career back on course?
I agree in principle with MT's advice to stay 18 months and to avoid changing jobs because one is running away from the current job. I've been at the new job 9 months. My wife saw the warning signs, literally, when I came home on day 1. I decided to get out ASAP during Month 4. I already have the "run away!" mentality and that's what got me in to this mess in the first place.
I can't hold out for another 9 months. I come home miserable and take it out on the family.
I also fear that an 18mos detour from the "progressive responsibilities" will impede my progress in the next 5-10 years of my career.
Should I wait out the 18 months?
Should I aim for an opportunity that advances beyond my front line manager role I had previously?
Should I take the first opportunity I can find to get back on a professional career path?