Resignations – When & How

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So you’ve landed the new job. The offer and benefits are good, company is great, and it’s a solid move for your career. When are resignations best delivered? And how should you go about doing it? Background Checks Background checks are getting more and more stringent. With prior employer and date verifications, education checks, reference… Read more »

Counter-Offers: Soon to be Artifacts

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Counter-offers are soon to be a thing of the past!   In order to survive (and thrive), most employers have slowly come to the realization that their People are their most precious commodity.  Look around – even companies with the stingiest of reputations and cultures are changing.  Wall Street firms are now allowing their folks to… Read more »

Can Companies Really Request My Pay Stub / W2?

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Definitely. But it is your choice whether or not to provide it. We would all like to believe that the value we bring to a company is EXCEPTIONAL and that we are rare commodities in the job market. Most of the professionals that Longview works with are, in fact, at the pinnacle of their chosen profession. Let’s… Read more »

Multitasking Hurts More Than it Helps

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Multitasking has been long believed to represent the ultimate in productivity. After all, isn’t it better to do three things at once, instead of one? If you answered “yes” to this question, you’ll be shocked to hear that this practice is actually the opposite of productive. Stanford University researchers conducted a study on multitasking and… Read more »

Why Do I Need to Disclose My Salary?

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Money isn’t everything, but it certainly makes a difference. If you’re like many people, the promise of a pay increase is probably one of the things that excites you most about getting a new job. Unfortunately, in most cases the sizeable salary bump you’re hoping for isn’t typically a reality.  I have the not-so-fun job of… Read more »

Why Am I Not Getting Feedback from My Recruiter?

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Anyone who has ever interviewed for a job knows how time consuming and draining the process can be. They have to spend time preparing responses to the most challenging interview questions, learn detailed information about the target company, get their best outfit dry cleaned, and take time off from their current job to make it… Read more »

Does My Recruiter Have My Best Interests at Heart?

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As an intelligent, experienced professional, you probably know how to find a job yourself, but you chose to take on a staffing partner to help you find the very best position for your needs. After putting your trust in the hands of a recruiter, it can be incredibly disheartening to feel like they’re trying to… Read more »