Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Money in the Bank...Part 3

How much money is your time worth?

The answer for most of our candidates ($60-$200k or so salary) is $30 to $100/hr.
Money magazine says the typical worker wastes 2 hours in an 8 hour day, and even more when they’re not working.

So… putting this in a job seeking and recruiting prospective, what is it costing you in personal or office productivity when you use the major, or other generalist type job boards to seek out your next advancement opportunity?
Most of my candidates (admittedly, not all) tell me that it often takes weeks of on and off work to discover:

· No response from those major job boards
· Wasted interview times to discover the position was not as described or the compensation was too low
· Realization that their resume was now in cyberspace
· Etc.

More later

posted by Harvey Dorland

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Money in the Bank- Part 2

Clients that don’t know us, and haven’t used our services before, suspect us of not being able to deliver what we tell them we can.

The candidate who hasn’t used us before finds it hard to believe that we really do have the job, client, industry access, that we say we have.

So… we’re in the middle.

We know we’re in the middle and there is a learning curve for us to prove our worth (and – we climb that hill every day). “Our success is measured one placement at a time”.
Kind of the “what have you done for me lately” scenario! Money comes with the climbs (for you, the client, and us). Even though it is currently suggested that compensation is only the number 3 reason for job changes, I’ve only seen one case in 30 years where there hasn’t been a compensation increase with a job change!

More later.

posted by Harvey Dorland