A former colleague reached out to me earlier this year with a situation. She found herself in a position at a company that didn't quite measure up to her expectations in terms of work/life balance and culture. It's really hard to assess these things upfront and especially difficult for folks early in their careers with less ability / means to be choosy when job hunting.
Her question for me was: do I really need to stay at this position for 2 years to make this look good on my resume? Or can I start looking for a new position now?
My response to this question is nuanced because life isn't quite so black and white.
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