Bill martineau's Blog – January 2009 Archive (2)

I Need a Raise

Well while most people would be happy with a job in this tight market we actually had a very surprising call last week from a former candidate. We had expected the typical conversation asking how the market was for their skills or discussing how their trying to get ahead of the curve as their company was about to let some people go, but no bizarrely enough they wanted us to help them ask their boss for a raise.

Wow! A raise……In the instant clutter that was my brain my… Continue

Added by bill martineau on January 27, 2009 at 5:39pm — No Comments

Should I stay or should I go? Now that is the question!

I’m sure that The Clash didn’t have your career choices in mind when they wrote “should I stay or should I go”, but in conversation after conversation with both clients and candidates it continue to be a major theme.

Candidates continue to worry about the uncertain economy, and even if their current employment is in flux with layoffs or cost cutting happening they remain hesitant to even look at new positions much less… Continue

Added by bill martineau on January 22, 2009 at 7:59am — No Comments


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