A couple of years ago, a friend of mine was considering leaving a position she really loved because she was being recruited for another employer and it would be a big step up in prestige. But it would be a leap into many unknowns, since there was no way for her to be sure she would like the new employer, the new position, etc.
She ended up taking the job.
A few weeks ago, I found myself in a similar place. I didn’t take the job. It would be a big jump in salary, and a great stepping stone for my career, but I really love my current position and don’t feel like leaving it yet.
Have you ever had the chance to leave for a big career boost? Did you take it? Why or why not? Are you glad you did/didn’t?