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Not only could you but you should! In the over ten years I have been in the Staffing industry, I find myself having two conversations quite frequently.
1. Explaining why a person is not as marketable that is not working as they would be if they were employed.
2. Begging a person still employed not to quit their job before they find a new one.
Why are you more marketable while you are working?
There is a stereotype to blame here. Like all stereotypes, they are not true much of the time but nevertheless, here it is….the inside scoop…don’t tell them I told you.
The good ones are still working. If a company had to do a reduction in workforce, they would not let go of the best workers. “Best” could also mean employees that were the best ROI, meaning that if they were paying a premium salary they would be looking for super, premium productivity. That is why there is so much danger in staying in one job too long (getting cost of living raises over the years) and not adding to your responsibilities and skill set. No more LIFO these days!
Even if a company went out of business, the thought is, a Headhunter would call them up right away and place them within the industry or a competitor.
Too much time out of the workforce and skills get stale. I place Corporate Accounting & Finance professionals and accounting compliances are changing all the time. Part of the fall out of our most recent financial / economic disaster is that all publicly traded companies are going to have to convert from US GAAP to IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards). Most CPA s, before a year or 2 ago, did not even learn much IFRS. The same thing happened with Sarbanes Oxley in 2002. Just announced this week it looks like there will be more compliance for Hedge Funds.
If you are a Marketing Professional but have been out of work long enough to have no experience with Social Media Marketing, the odds are pretty stacked against you getting back to that profession.
Unemployed people will say anything to get the job. Well, they are seen as more desperate and more likely to take any job, even if it is not the right fit, until the job market picks up again. Then the employer will be trying to fill the role again when there are not as many people to choose from. Most employers like to make hires with good long term potential and mutual enthusiasm.
It’s like the sales person that can’t make a sale when he really needs too (some potential customers are scared away by the “commission breath”) and when he is not under the gun, sales seem to happen without a problem.
So, if you are working now but want a new job, DON’T QUIT YET!
I am OUT OF HERE!
There is no such thing as a full time job search! Everything you need to do for a job search CAN be done while you are still working (don’t worry, we can help with that). You might have a bad boss, want a better quality of life or just an environment that fosters growth but just hold on until you find the new one. Also, if you have issues with your boss, it will be close to impossible to land a new job without the new employer wanting to speak to your old boss if you are no longer working there. Trust me, an employer’s eyes light up when they hear this answer to the question, “Why are you interested in working here?”
“Well, I like my job but when I heard about this opportunity, it was just too interesting to me to pass up.”
To assist the unemployed job seeker wanting to just get in front of a company (to jump over the obstacle of the stereotype) and the working person looking to met with companies confidentially we have decided to run a series of open houses at our Boston location. If you are in the Boston area and interested in a confidential “meet and greet,” with our one of our Consultants and local company hiring Recruiters, recieve the updates on upcoming Open Houses.
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