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Candidates' reasons for moving positions are always varied and personal; however, when speaking to candidates about why they are interested in making a move, there is one reason that I hear raised time and time again: lack of mentorship.
It is a mistake to think that the hard work is done once you have signed your offer letter; this is actually just the beginning of the process of joining your new firm. Becoming a passive participant in the process after signing the offer letter can create problems and feelings of disappointment on both sides.
While your personal level of risk tolerance should of course be a factor that gets weighed in any major decision, including a career change, I do think we should all remember that sometimes it takes a little risk to make it rain.
A common mistake is confusing your mentor with your sponsor. While a mentor is a key part of your professional team who will provide advice, guidance and maybe even get you on a few files, they will not be the one petitioning the partnership when it comes to your annual review and advancement decisions. That is the role of a sponsor.
The take-home message was simple and inspiring: set yourself up with the training and skills that will allow you to succeed on the really tough days.