Have you known for a while now that it’s time to move on? Is your resume ready? Have you compiled your own short list of ideal employers? Then what are you waiting for? Reach out. Start your job search now.
Maybe you saw the early warning signs: budget cuts, hiring freezes, key projects getting placed on hold. Or maybe you were caught completely off guard. Lay-offs in November seemed impossible, cruel. No company would lay people off just before the holidays, right?
Recruitment is evolving, and the way in which employers attract candidates to their vacancies has changed too. Growing numbers of organizations are turning to executive recruiters to help them source the best available talent rather than advertise their vacancy on job boards. Working with a specialist recruiter can help you gain access that hidden jobs market.
If there is one career cliché that is overdue for retirement it is that of the corporate ladder. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a powerful image. I like the idea of always reaching higher in my work. If we aim high, stay focused and keep climbing, we rise, right? But ladders are also narrow, unstable and unforgivingly linear. Try to step sideways on the ladder and you’re going down – with a crash.
For Minnesota's Accounting and Finance Professionals, September is the Perfect Time to Start Looking
In your job search, you’ve likely visited your share of employer websites. If you’ve been at it for a while, you’ve also probably applied for jobs online. In other words, you have endured the seemingly endless procession of screens, asking you increasingly private and confidential questions. It’s part of the process. And if you want to be considered for the job, you accept that you need to answer them. After all, “it’s policy.”
Today’s Minnesota jobs market favors candidates, but finding a job can still be a daunting prospect for many applicants. For ‘first time’ job seekers one of the most difficult aspects of the entire hiring process is salary negotiation.
In recent months we’ve seen a rise in the number of counter-offers offered to candidates as sought after skills becoming harder to find. As the labor market improves, we expect to see the number and strength of these counter-offers increase.
Everyone, no matter who they are, from the office rookie right up to the President of an organization, makes mistakes at work. When you are a manager or a leader of a team, however, those mistakes are magnified. As a leader, whatever the reason for your error, it is vital that you are accountable and own up to your error.