Wednesday, March 31, 2010

How Many Ways Can You Say Goodbye to a Job?

As professional recruiters part of our service is to provide guidance to candidates as they prepare to resign from their current employer. I found an interesting article related to the resignation process that candidates could find helpful.

Scot Dickerson, CPC


Capstone Search Group

Phone: (515)-987-0242 Ext. 18

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Money in the bank

A recent Money Magazine article entitle “Get a leg up on your job search” is interesting, as it highlights the importance of having a headhunter (recruiter) on your side (as many of today’s jobs are not advertised).

Many years ago, back in California, I had a personalized HEDHUNT license plate!

The article goes on to say...

1. Find a gatekeeper/recruiter who specializes in your industry.

2. A plus, if someone you know can recommend you to one who they have worked with in the past.

3. Reach out to them, and if you get a positive response connect on Linkedin

4. Stay in touch, but no more than once a month.

5. Be open minded when they call you, and if you’re not interested try to help them with a referral (people like to help those who have helped them).

I couldn’t have said these things better myself. J

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Money in the bank

Need more room at home because kids have moved back in, or parent are on the doorstep?

Consider building out your attic! ($25-$100/Ft).

Money Magazine says that you will currently recoup 83% of your investment, versus lower returns for master bedroom add-ons, sun rooms, etc.

On another subject...

When it comes to tacking money oriented tasks, we apparently reach our peak performance to do so at age 53.3 (downhill from there).

I’m in trouble! J

Finally... less than 60% of us who have company 401K plans are contributing to them.

This is free money that you are losing by not receiving your employers matching dollars.

Event at a 3% match, thousands of dollars are being tossed away each year.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct

Monday, March 8, 2010

Money in the bank

2% insurance industry unemployment as of the end of December ‘09, and except for claims adjusters and TPA’s the rest of the industry’s average earnings were up year over year 2008.

Read an article about corporate downsizing recently and the negative effects it brings:

· Less national spending, as those who are still working cut back on their spending also;

· Companies who cut staff diminished their innovation & productivity, lose more ground and have to do more layoffs;

· Most studies indicate that layoffs have had a negative effect on stock-market return for those companies.

Harvey Dorland

Pacific Recruiting

936-597-6500 - direct