The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career – From Redfish Technology Recruiters

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The Top 8 New Year’s Resolutions for Finding a New Job or Advancing Your Career

From Redfish Technology Recruiters

 

At this reflective time of year, the Redfish recruiters have made their personal New Year’s Resolutions. Next, they offer some ideas for you, whether you are actively seeking a job or not.

 

Here are the top 8 resolutions for active and passive job seekers:

 

“Be available. Oftentimes, candidates looking for a new career opportunity are surprised by how much time it takes to find the right fit. When starting a career search, try and set aside a predefined block of time every day for interviews, follow up emails and resume submittals. Doing so will help to land the right opportunity, quickly.” – Joanna Bradley Read more »

To Counter Offer or Not to Counter Offer? Part 2

Filed under: Employer, Offers / CounterOffers, Salary, Talent Acquisition, Talent Retention

To Counter Offer or Not to Counter Offer? Part 2

In part one of this article, we considered the costs of recruiting, hiring, and training as well costs of a bad hire and the opportunity costs involved when a valued executive’s departure leaves the company in the lurch. Can you avoid this hassle and extra cost? Should you making him a counter offer and keeping the team intact, the projects on time, the sales meeting on track, the product launch as planned?

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Credentials, Please

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Credentials, Please

Credentials?  Qualifications?  Well, what sort of professional development have you done lately?  In today’s uber-competitive, ever specialized workplace having an additional set of skills is absolutely critical for career advancement.  Whether it’s LLM, PMP, CCIE or MBA, the acronyms can be dizzying but from my vantage point it takes certified, specialized knowledge and training to really pass muster these days. Read more »

Sabbatical: Career Builder or Career Damper?

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Sabbatical: Career Builder or Career Damper?

There are many good reasons to take a sabbatical. These may be maternity (paternity leave), caring for a sick or elderly relative, personal enrichment or a business endeavor. Pursuing a degree or specialized training is not really a sabbatical. Whatever the reason for your sabbatical, a lot of your success in re-marketing yourself to prospective employers will depend on how you present the sabbatical.
 


“Are career breaks or sabbatical years really accepted? Does the industry welcome you back, acknowledging your strengths and prior experiences? Or is there a price to pay?” – Asha Naidu, Senior Software Consultant


If you are considering a sabbatical but want to come back to your present employer, this is definitely the easiest re-entry. Read more »