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 Emerald Resource Group Job Market Survey

Our firm recently completed a survey that we conducted over the last 6 months, encompassing targeted employee and employer groups in Medical Device, Open Source, SAP, Oracle, and Higher Education technology. Additionally, we targeted C-level leadership in Northern Ohio as part of our survey pool.

The feedback is interesting to say the least, and it has validated the belief system that we’re sharing with customers and candidates alike – top talent, even in the midst of one of the worst job markets we’ve ever seen, are voluntarily making job changes.

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 What’s your Candidate’s WHY?

At Emerald Resource Group and our sister company, Emerald Consulting Group, we conduct over 125 candidate interviews on a daily basis.

We have become masters at identifying the compelling reasons why highly talented individuals make a change.

We have also learned that each candidate’s reasons are unique; even if the reasons aren’t what WE would change for, it’s what is most important to them and their family.

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Counteroffer Acceptance

Matthew Henry, the 17th century writer said, “Many a dangerous temptation comes to us in fine gray colours that are skin deep.” The same can be said for counteroffers, those magnetic enticements designed to lure you back into the next after you’ve decided it’s time to fly away.

The litany of horror stories I’ve com e across in my years as an executive recruiter, consultant and publisher, provided a litmus test that clearly indicates counteroffers should never be
accepted….EVER!

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Emerald In Action

Opportunities for us to make a difference are everywhere, and usually, they’re found in the little things. Responding with a sense of urgency is the ante to play.

‘Urgency’ is your inner compulsion and drive to get things done in a timely – yet thoughtful – manner. On this team, we communicate all news fast – good and bad. we take care of it….NOW!

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Six Critical Rules of Resume Writing

Opportunities for us to make a difference are everywhere, and usually, they’re found in the little things. Responding with a sense of urgency is the ante to play.

‘Urgency’ is your inner compulsion and drive to get things done in a timely – yet thoughtful – manner. On this team, we communicate all news fast – good and bad. we take care of it….NOW!

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10 Steps to a Successful Goodbye

The first impression you make on a new job is important, but so is your last one. In a volatile workplace, your resume is likely to become dotted with career changes and new skills. Being flexible and adjusting emotionally as you leave one job and prepare for another are essential career0survival skills.

How you leave says a lot about you, whatever the circumstances. The process of leaving isn’t about packaging a box and moving to a new place. It’s about cementing relationships and establishing a network that will ensure you a place in the business world. It’s also about realizing that the desk next to you at your future employer may be occupied by your former boss.

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Why Counteroffers are Lose-Lose Propositions

Before accepting a counteroffer from your employer, consider whether you’ll be the winner or the loser in this employment maneuver.

Although no statistics are available, many employees who give notice are receiving counteroffers from their current companies to encourage them to stay. These proposals can include one of more of the following:

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