Becoming competitive for lateral moves?

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In our newest “how can we help you?” thread, a reader asks:

Given the structure of the market these days, it seems almost impossible to wait for the right fit when applying for one’s first job. My question is slightly different, however: what ought one do at one’s first job to be appealing to jobs where one wants to lateral? Is there anything unique that would be beneficial (travel, presentations, networking) that applies less for seeking the first job than for seeking the lateral to the right fit?

I know this is a touchy conversation, but it’s also a very real and necessary one.

These are good questions, and I confess that don’t know the answers. It would be great to hear from people who have made lateral moves, as well as from people who have been on the hiring side of things!

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