According to research carried out by Citigate Technology, as many as 70% of IT professionals consider that balancing work and their home lives will be their greatest career obstacle over the next five years.
"I have dealt with several cases where people have withdrawn at the final interview, or even the job offer stage, simply because they had not considered the effects of a career move on their family," says Lorna MacKinnon, managing director of Egosystem, which offers coaching services to individuals in the IT industry.
So if you're thinking of a move in the next few months or even years, the advice is simple: talk it over at home first. And sales managers of the new millennium are advised to make sure all's well on the home front, or risk losing star sales people.
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