I am in my current role 1.5 years. It is my first job after graduating. I have 3.5 years total experience full time in the software industry.
I feel like I could get a better salary if I applied for another job. I think I could get 30% more if I looked elsewhere.
Is it better to stay at one company long term and try to progress there or move around basically promoting oneself? Some of my friends have taken the latter approach. It seems to be working for them.
I did better at university but they are earning a higher salary. One friend earns 30% more than I do. He has moved 2 twice since graduating. I graduated with a better classification than him.
I'm not jealous I'm just curious into how he has done it.
At an early stage in your career is learning more important than salary?