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Posted April 25, 2019 by

Should you change jobs, even if you don’t want to?

Changing jobs, even when you don’t want to, is one of the best ways to get a pay raise and improve the hard and soft benefits you receive.

Unfortunately, many employers give raises to existing employees only when forced to, but they’re typically willing to pay new employees the going wage for the same work. So it isn’t unusual for an employee to advance into a more senior role but still be paid like they’re doing their old job. But if they move to a new employer, that new employer is more apt to pay them for the work they’re now doing.


Also, it is easier to win better hard and soft benefits when you move jobs. Hard benefits are those which aren’t negotiable such as 401k and medical plans, but they differ significantly employer-to-employer. If your current employer’s medical plan is terrible, you’re not going to be able to get them to provide a better one to you but you can apply to work for employers with good medical plans. 


Similarly, soft benefits are often easier to obtain from a new employer. These are typically negotiable, such as flexible working hours. If you’ve worked for the same employer for five years from 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, it will likely be difficult to convince them to allow you to work from 8am to 6pm, Monday through Thursday and then 8am to noon on Friday. But it should be easier to convince a new employer to allow that.

Posted November 25, 2014 by

Are You Changing Jobs Constantly? How to Improve Your Chances of Finding a New Position

If you are someone who has changed jobs multiple times, then you have probably heard that doing so makes potential employers skeptical about hiring you for employment.  While that is a fair point from an employer’s prospective, it does not mean that a job seeker can’t get another position.  In fairness, you may have had personal and/or professional reasons for leaving one job and searching for another one.  Now, though, because you have been a job hopper, you must prove to a potential employer that you are the best candidate for a job opening.  Here are some things to keep in mind for your job search. (more…)
Posted September 11, 2014 by

8 Answers to Common Salary Negotiation Questions

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Jim Hopkinson, Salary.com contributing writer

Salary negotiation can be a complicated, confusing, confidence-rattling experience. There are lots of questions to be answered, and in nearly every situation, part of the answer is “it depends” — on number of years in the workplace, what the salary level is, what the job and industry are, and how much leverage you have. (more…)

Posted August 28, 2014 by

College Graduates, Considering New Jobs? 7 Ways to Plan Ahead

For college graduates interested in finding new jobs, the following post shares seven ways to get a head start.

These days, gold watches and pensions can be filed under “career fairy tales.” Quite on the contrary, just surviving a round or two of layoffs is considered a happy ending. In a tough economy and an increasingly competitive job market, it may feel like you should always be planning your next

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Posted August 13, 2014 by

Considering Getting a New Entry Level Job? 12 Things to Know First

Before accepting an entry level job, consider 12 things from an infographic in the following post that you should know first.

In a recent survey, 85% of workers said they are open to the idea of changing jobs. And a great many of them aren’t considering leaving for better opportunities, but to escape their current less-than-desirable working environment. So what will be different for these unhappy careerists next time? How can

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Posted December 09, 2013 by

Your Entry Level Job May Lead to Multiple Jobs but Not Necessarily Multiple Careers

Have you heard that you will have seven careers?  Well, that’s not exactly true.  Getting an entry level job may lead to multiple jobs, but not exactly multiple careers.  Learn more in the following post.

“You’ll have seven careers in your lifetime.” That’s advice you’ve probably heard and perhaps taken to heart. It’s one of the most popular pieces of guidance echoed by almost every career counselor. The problem is, it’s a myth that’s doing a lot of damage. As noted by The Wall Street Journal, the seven career claim has

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Posted January 30, 2013 by

Job Transition Tips And Advice

CollegeRecruiter.comIf you believe that the time has come to change your job, it is important to go forward with determination and a clear vision. It is natural to start to feeling stuck in a rut when having been employed in the same position for a prolonged amount of time. Although the economy may not appear so buoyant as it once was, there are still ample employment opportunities available for suitable candidates. Before you hand in your resignation notice, it would be in your interest to familiarize yourself with advice in relation to undertaking a job transition. (more…)
Posted November 21, 2012 by

Employment Elsewhere: Signs You Need A New Job

CollegeRecruiter.comSometimes no matter how hard you try, a particular job just doesn’t work out.  In the following post, learn the factors that point to the need to find a new job.

The following is a guest post by Shelley Davenport. The common, misguided concept about employment is that it isn’t meant to be enjoyed. You show up, do your job, go home, and hopefully at the end of the week have a nice chunk of change to show for it. Being able to find a job where you are paid

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Posted May 30, 2012 by

Take Control of Your Career

William Frierson of CollegeRecruiter.comIf you are not satisfied with your current job, it may be time to consider a change.  However, not necessarily changing jobs within the same career field, but moving to a different one altogether.  While you might be hesitant at first to do so, making a career change could be what you need not only for success in the workplace, but your happiness.  Here are some tips to help you make a career transition: (more…)
Posted March 14, 2012 by

Look Both Ways Before You Quit

It’s far better to buy a wonderful company at a fair price than a fair company at a wonderful price.” – Warren Buffett

Career AlleyThere is a reason hotels charge more for the beach view than the inside building view. It’s all relative, the other guy’s view always seems to be better (you know, the grass is always greener on the other side of the street).

Jobs are much the same.

You could be fat and happy, enjoying your job and then you get a call from a recruiter who happens to have the most amazing job. More money, more responsibility, better company, great career opportunities, and so on.

And, everything the recruiter says may be exactly right (or not). (more…)