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My name is Linda Chubs, Software Engineer at Stealth Startup, ex-Google, ex-Facebook

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  • When is it too early to leave a job?

    I work at a web development agency. For the 8 months I've been here, we've only built simple HTML websites for local businesses in our area. I don't feel like I am growing professionally and doing mickey mouse jobs. Will it affect my future opportunities if I leave before the 1 year mark? I just don't want to waste anymore time.

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    If you're asking this question, then it's already not early enough. You should've started making plans to leave once you realized you weren't growing professionally. As long as you have a valid reason (which you do) to explain this move to future employers, then this shouldn't affect your opportunities.

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    Agreed, you can also seek out opportunities for additional projects or positions internally as a route for career development. If you've proven your skillset as a developer and your boss sees it, it should be easy to have this conversation since you're too good for this job. If you're more of a junior developer, pursue opportunities as a lead developer. If you're in more of a test role, try switching to dev, and vice versa. Even the same type of position at a different department or team can be a challenge in your career.