After completing my MCSE track on NT4 five years ago, I was promoted to Network Admin in a non-profit hospital. We still haven't moved to a Win2k domain structure yet, and even when it happens I am not involved in the planning. I was told by a headhunter that staying here longer will hurt my career, because companies like people that move every few years because they get varied experience. Being non-profit, there is not much money for training, and the pay is mediocre. I am still not certified on Win2k yet. Should I stay here and self study to upgrade my certification before moving on, or cut the cord now and make a jump into a more progressive environment?
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This was first published in April 2004