Help them figure out their next move before jumping ship
While a student at Fordham University‘s business school, Margot Sikorski completed six internships and discovered a passion for event planning. She launched a job search months before her 2014 graduation and found that most event planning positions required extensive experience. So to pay her rent, she took a job as a media projects coordinator.
Yet Sikorski never gave up her dream. About eight months into her new job, she started looking again. The search took another six months before she landed a position planning corporate events and conferences. Even though the salary was $5,000 less, she didn’t think twice. “I knew immediately this was the right company in terms of their business, culture and my personality,” says the 24-year-old Manhattan resident. “And the pay cut was manageable without changing my lifestyle.”