One interesting career choice that still seems to be shrouded in mystery is corporate development. It certainly sounds intriguing to many leadership-prone people who are interested in a career in the corporate world. Some people assume that it comes with relaxed hours, very little hard work and a high salary. However, many people who are familiar with the career say that these professionals are underpaid for their hard work. To better determine if corporate development is the right career path, it is important to fully understand what it is, the benefits, the drawbacks and what to expect. This is Maarten De Jeu’s advice for prospective corporate development professionals.