15 years of experience takes 15 years.
Creative thinkers have no trouble finding a job. But keeping a job? That’s another story. Employee turnover in industries like marketing, software development, and arts/entertainment is almost 40% a year, more than double the national average.
There’s no mystery here. Sooner or later, creative people rebel. Being dissatisfied is in their DNA. They ignore authority, laugh at convention and look for ways to change things. With the right boss, no problem. Wrong boss? Clean out your desk.
After 30 of managing marketing people and clients (with varying degrees of success), Chris Coleman believes creative people need to ask themselves four questions before they take any job. She recommends a straightforward process that doesn’t require much time or soul-searching, but does clarify the question, “Will I be better off somewhere else?” (Hint: more often than not, the answer is “yes.”)