When making career decisions, it can be easy to heed the loudest, nearest, and quickest sources of information. Instead of listening to those short-term noises, focus on what a career move would mean long term. Ask yourself what your career goals are and what will make you most satisfied in three or five years. Manage the more immediate pressures such as the desire to make more money or the need to escape an unpleasant workplace -- don't let them force you to make a rash move. Instead, focus on your long-term economic prospects and accept that all workplaces have ups and downs.
Today's Management Tip was adapted from "Managing Yourself: Five Ways to Bungle a Job Change" by Boris Groysberg and Robin Abrahams.