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Building a Case for Leaving a Cushy, Comfortable Job

relocate jobHave you ever felt the itch to leave your current job, one that you are relatively comfortable with, in order to pursue greener pastures?

You’re not alone. One reader addresses this with The New York Post to dive into the issue. He or she writes, “After five years I feel like I’ve hit a wall and that it’s time for a new challenge. Is it crazy to take a risk moving to a different company when things are going so well here?”

You know what we think is crazy, along with the columnist Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry? Staying in a job where you feel stunted especially when there are other options. Read more

Making a Career Move? Consider the ’30 Percent Solution’

successAccording to Lou Adler, author of The Essential Guide for Hiring & Getting Hired and creator of the Performance-based Hiring system, there’s a notion of the 30 percent solution when considering new job offers.

Per his post on LinkedIn, for a job opportunity to become truly viable for you to make the move, it must have at least a 30 percent increase over your current one. By increase he doesn’t mean salary alone. Yes, there should be a salary bump but that shouldn’t be the only reason for making the move nor should it comprise the entire 30 percent.

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Three Hiring Tips for New Bosses

successIf you’re a new manager, congratulations! You now have more responsibilities, more visible opportunities and oh yes, a bigger paycheck.

If you’re in the position to make some hires, it’s not always wise to just go with your gut while making hiring decisions. Fortunately, there are several ways to get your recruiting mojo on to make a good move, according to a piece on Brazen Careerist. Read more

Serial Job Interviewer Provides Biggest Tip: Eye Contact

judgeA serial job interviewer opened up to The Wall Street Journal and after completing more than 100 job interviews between 2007 and 2013, she has a lot to say.

Sofia Faruqi mentions the number one body language tip is eye contact. During an interview, she says you want to maintain eye contact without being creepy. Read more

New Research Says 50 Percent of Jobs Are Not Posted Online

Find a JobThis just in…according to folks at TheLadders, 50 percent of available jobs at the manager, vice president and C-level continue to not be posted online.

This means, of course, companies and their external recruiters, don’t even need to advertise these highly coveted positions and in turn, job seekers without a foot in the door are being left out. Read more

College Grads Looking to Negotiate Salary? Try & Try Again

job oppsIf you’re a recent college grad and you’re looking to negotiate, by all means go for it. As for the reality?

According to Greg Giangrande, HR executive in the media industry, there’s as much flexibility in an entry-level salary “as there is in getting your professor to get your final grade from a B to an A.” Read more

Survey Shows Workforce Trends for Baby Boomers & Millennials

mature workerIf you’re in Generation Y or X, sorry but you’re not included in the findings conducted by CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists Intl.

They looked at jobs recovery specifically for workers approaching the end of their careers and Millennials who are embarking on them. According to the report, baby boomers hold a larger percent of jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and Millennials have struggled to make their mark in the past four years. Read more

Experts Anticipate Decent Monthly Jobs Report

Job-SearchIt’s hard to believe another month has come and gone but alas, we’re on the cusp of hearing about yet another monthly jobs report by the Department of Labor.

According to Reuters, the outlook looks decent. Anticipating approximately 218,000 new jobs to payrolls, that’s above average. Moody’s Analytics senior economist Ryan Sweet told Reuters,  “It would be consistent with a noticeable acceleration in growth.” Read more

LinkedIn Announces New Job Aggregators

linkedinThis just in…LinkedIn is starting to aggregate jobs from U.S. employers by calling them “Limited Listings.” Listings will include hundreds of thousands of jobs aggregated from career sites and applicant tracking systems from employers.

These listings will end up supplementing actual listings employers pay for but they’ll be made available for members on LinkedIn who actually search to find them. Limited Listings won’t include double postings so if an employer paid for an ad and it’s also appearing in the aggregator, it will only appear once. Makes sense, right? Read more

Per New Survey, Employers Say Job Hopping Has Lost Its Stigma

successIf you’ve been in a job for only six months and feel like you need to stick it out until at least two years or more, listen up.

According to a new survey conducted by CareerBuilder, staying employed on a job for a short period of time isn’t necessarily game over from an employer’s perspective.

Per the survey, more than half of employers indicated they have hired a job hopper and almost one-third of all employers actually expect workers to hop around.  Read more

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