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Letter of resignation Tips – How To Quit Your Job

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Career Building, Job Search

 

Letter of resignation

1.    Put it in Writing

Write a letter of resignation and schedule a meeting so that you can hand-deliver it to your direct supervisor. Include the effective date by which you will conclude your tenure at the current company (typically two weeks). You should submit this letter as soon as possible, upon the settling of any contingencies in your offer.

2.    Thank Your Employer

Thank the employer for the opportunity Read more »

Tech Salary Trends: Up, Up, and Up

Filed under: Tech Trends

 

Overall salaries have risen over the last year as the economy makes slow but steady gains. Two of the main tech industry surveys report on salaries, raises, skills, and more.

Tech Salary Trends

The Dice Salary Survey Report for 2014 highlights include:

 

U.S. tech salaries had an average increase of nearly 3% to $87,811 in 2013, up from $85,619 the previous year according to the Dice Salary Survey – that increase was less than the 5.3% jump the prior year.

 

The Dice report also shows that tech powered companies are nervous as compensation satisfaction slips. The recovering economy has tech candidates very confident, with low unemployment rates in tech sectors, the job market is good and employers recognize that talent reward goes along with talent retention. Read more »

What are the Best Recruiting Sources in terms of Job Boards and Engines?

Filed under: Hiring Strategies, Human Resources / Capital, Talent Acquisition

A Recruiter’s Perspective

Job boards and networking

SilkRoad Inc. recently published its report “Top Sources for Hires 2014” boldly subtitled “The Definitive Report on the Most Effective Recruiting Sources”. Silkroad is a multination human capital management software company and so the data they have compiled from their clients is very interesting, but may not reflect every company’s experience.
The report results do not reflect the experience with job board and engines as recruiting sources that we have at Redfish Technology. We crunched our numbers and have some pretty different results. Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Vishal Aggarwal, Mobile Video Advertising

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Vishal Aggarwal

SDK Product Manager  – Mobile Video AdvertisingVishal Aggarwal

This leading premium mobile video advertising company has been working with Redfish Technology to build out teams in marketing and development. The VP of Product asked for help in finding top talent for an SDK Product Manager opening. This privately-held company is growing aggressively providing a Read more »

Recruiting Success Stories: Rebecca Swensen, Engineering Software

Filed under: Featured Placements

Recruiting Success Stories:

Featured Placement – Rebecca Swensen

Rebecca Swensen

Rebecca Swensen

Senior Product Marketing Manager – Engineering Software

A long-time client and leader in the Software sector engaged Redfish Technology when they had a key hire to make. The Senior Product Marketing Manager is a highly visible role as advocate for one of the world’s fastest and most innovative software companies. The company sought someone with the ability to impact many different aspects of the product from problem solving to UI design in order to make the product more accessible to a wider audience Read more »

What to Include in Your Cover Letter

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Job Search

 

Two weeks ago, we published “What NOT to include in Your Cover Letter” and got more hits in a week than many of our articles have gotten all year! Thanks for the read!check

This week, let’s look at what you should include in your cover letter.

Excitement

Convince the hiring manager that you truly want to work there. Tell them specifically why this is your dream job or why you think the company is the best thing since sliced gluten-free bread. Make it personal, make it compelling, tell a story that makes you stand out. If you can paint a picture that makes you look like the ideal candidate and the best thing since sliced bread, you’ve got an in. Show your excitement and make the hiring manager excited to meet you. Read more »

The Top Ten Things to Include in an Offer Letter – By Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

Filed under: Hiring Strategies, Offers / Counteroffers, Talent Acquisition

The Top Ten Things to Include in an Offer Letter

By Jon Piggins, Executive Recruiter, IT Sales & Marketing

 

Jon Piggins, IT Recruiter

Jon Piggins – IT Recruiter, Sales & Marketing

Offer letters are used to inform a prospective employee that he or she is being offered a position. The offer letter provides general expectations and basic terms of employment if the candidate accepts the offer.

 

Employment agreements are generally more formal documents that go into greater detail in defining an employment contract, such as setting forth the performance and duties and the remedy for any breach of contract.
 

What to Put in an Offer Letter

 1. Excitement

This is an exciting moment for both the candidate and the company, and the hire is not over until everyone has signed on the dotted line and the work has begun. So convey your excitement and close the deal!

Ex. On behalf of (Company), I am pleased to offer you employment on the terms and conditions set forth in this letter.  We look forward to working with you and believe that you can make a very significant, positive contribution to the success of (Company). Our company offers you an opportunity to put your experience, abilities, dedication, energy and creativity to excellent use. Welcome to the team! Read more »

Survey Says … North American Staffing and Recruiting Trends Report from Bullhorn

Filed under: Tech Trends

Survey Says Three-Quarters ..

For the fourth consecutive year, Bullhorn has conducted its Staffing and Recruiting Trends survey. As a recruiting software editor and service provider for fourteen years, Bullhorn works daily with the external and internal recruiters providing the staffing for fast-growing start-ups up through the world’s largest employment brands. The latest survey completed in the December of 2013 polled 1,337 agency recruiting professionals and serves up interesting reading for staffing aficionados. Read more »

What NOT to Include in Your Cover Letter

Filed under: Candidates / Job Seekers, Job Search

 

Reject

Spelling and grammar mistakes

This should be obvious, I know. But really, please re-read your letter don’t just count on Microsoft spell check and proof your grammar for you. There are many mixed up homophones and cognates, abused apostrophes, and careless typos that can slip in. Like brushing your hair and teeth before leaving the house, your cover letter should be properly proofed to ensure it’s ready to go out.

Incorrect title for the position you are applying for

Job seekers often use a cover letter they have previously written and then re-edit it when applying to a new position. This is ill-advised as it can be quite risky if all the variables are not updated correctly, such as the title of the job you are after. If you can’t take the time to make sure the letter targets the position you want, do you think you are conveying true desire for the position? Read more »