Let’s say you’ve gotten to the interview stage of your job search, and five minutes into the conversation you realise that this particular job won’t be a good fit for you after all.
Where do you want to be in five years? Do you have the skills you need to get there? If you don’t, you might have to climb down the career ladder before you can start climbing back up again — and yes, that might mean taking a pay cut.
If you’re stuck in a job you don’t like, don’t quit right away. Instead, ask yourself how you can use your current position to help you build the next stage of your career.