In just one day of speaking with passive candidates(they weren’t looking for a job when I called them), I came across 4 different scenarios that candidates were “living with” in their jobs.
We haven’t hit the 4th quarter yet in 2017, but it’s not a bad time to start thinking about next year and how you want things to be different in your life – a new home, a promotion, a new job, a healthier diet, run a marathon, start a new business, whatever it might be. I can hear you saying, “It’s not even Halloween yet!!!!”
I love what I do as an executive recruiter – I find it rewarding to help individuals make a transition from one company to another, to progress from one stage in their career to another. I’m fortunate in that I hear so many people’s career “stories”, good and bad; some people’s careers progress upward like rocket ships and others stall out or take a more circuitous route.
When you are in the interview process, each member of the hiring team looks at you through their own prism of needs and desires.
If you’re single and use dating websites like Match or Tinder, you know what “NO HOOKUPS PLEASE” means when you view someone’s profile.
Believe it or not, I suggest to candidates all the time they’re not ready to make a job change.
In the course of a search I completed for a client of mine, I was referred to a Product Development Engineer named Jeff. Not once, but several times.
Some technically-oriented people I recruit and place get very uncomfortable when it comes time to interview with other companies. “Uncomfortable” is being nice – I’ve heard the job search process described as “traumatic”, “gut-wrenching”, and “hell on earth” by even the most talented and intelligent engineers and scientists. Why?
When you are in the interview process, each member of the hiring team looks at you through their own prism of needs and desires. Each person you meet has a personal agenda. They are not here for you.
In just one day of speaking with passive candidates(they weren’t looking for a job when I called them), I came across 4 different scenarios that candidates were “living with” in their jobs. If you’re experiencing any of these dynamics or already know it’s time for you to make a change and explore other options. How do you know it’s time to move on? When you look back on how you came to your position, you realize that you were a “square peg” trying to fit into a “round hole”. Sometimes it’s only after lots of turmoil that you realize it was …