Staying in a job too long might hurt your career

09/11/2013 | Week, The

Data shows the average person stays in a job an average of 4.6 years. Staying any longer might cause potential employers to think you're lazy, inflexible or fear change, Drew Anne Scarantino writes. "Part of being mindful about your financial progress is reassessing your earning potential, which is hard to do when you're stuck on one predetermined salary track," Scarantino writes.

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