July 29, 2013

Should You Move for a Job? By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

Leah O'Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Leah O’Flynn, Tech Recruiter

Should You Move for a Job?

By Leah O’Flynn, Executive Recruiter, IT Division

 

Moving is a big undertaking for most folks. There are a lot of things hanging in the balance when you get an offer that requires relocation.

 

The most important thing to consider is the job itself.

 

Is this your dream job? If not, what is the driver? It should be pretty compelling, for example: The job is in your dream location; the opportunity to grow your career is clear; the team dynamic is perfect. (more…)

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August 18, 2011

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Salary Negotiation – Tips You Can Use In Any Job Market

Shannon Tinker

Shannon Tinker

By Shannon Tinker

The ‘how to’ of negotiating salaries has likely been a hot topic since the invention of employment. In reality, there are no hard and fast rules for determining salary and an Internet search on salaries can sometimes prove helpful and other times is sadly, misleading. (more…)

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March 2, 2011

Determining Market Worth, By Beth Cliff, Executive Recruiter, Redfish Technology

Determining Market Worth

Beth Cliff

Beth Cliff

By Beth Cliff,  Executive Recruiter, High Tech Engineering Talent Manager

Knowing what you are worth in the marketplace, or determining how to compensate a prospective employee can be a daunting proposition. Candidates want to obtain the optimum salary, while employers want to fairly compensate their new hires within their allotted budgets. The magic number that will leave both sides feeling good about their decision is in large part determined by the ever changing marketplace.

Over the past couple of years, I have seen some interesting trends in the marketplace. It’s no secret that finding your dream job, and corresponding compensation, the past few years hasn’t been easy. Many talented professionals found themselves unexpectedly looking for new roles. (more…)

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September 27, 2010

Tips for Finding a New Job While You Are Currently Employed

Tips for Finding a New Job While You Are Currently Employed

The current job market is not ideal and there is uncertainty; that said there are great career opportunities out there. If you are currently employed it is more difficult to conduct a job search, but it can be done smartly and respectfully. Here are some tips for a productive job search while currently employed, and moving on with grace:

Confidentiality

Job hunting while you are employed can be tricky. You don’t want to burn bridges or be replaced before you have found your dream job. While in general the more people who know you are looking, the easier for people to find you, this is not an option when you need to keep your current employment. Conducting a job search confidentially means choosing the people you tell wisely. Typically you wouldn’t include your co-workers, upper management, or company contacts in this secret. Working with a recruiter will protect your identity until mutual interest with a prospective employer is established. When you do have an interview, let the company know that your job search is confidential. (more…)

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