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Growth & Identity. Job search articles. Companies. 15 Crazy Company Culture Perks That Paid Off. Networking. Keep your Job. Resume Writing Tips - Articles. Interview tips - articles. Interview Questions. Career Advice. Handling Your Resignation. Contrary to what you may be reading about unemployment rates or the downturn in the economy, the market for Information Technology (IT) talent has been heating up.
If you are an IT professional, you likely have been receiving more phone calls and emails about new opportunities from companies and staffing agencies alike. And, if you have entered into a job search, and that search has progressed to the point where you have accepted an offer, here are a few important things to remember about how to handle the resignation process from your current employer properly. Resist the Temptation First, don’t jump the gun. Be sure to wait until you do have a formal offer in writing and in hand before resigning. Do the Right Thing When resigning, be sure to offer a full two week notice and truly do all you can during those two weeks to leave things in order before your last day. The CounterOffer The best way to handle a counter offer is to make sure you don’t receive one in the first place! How To Quit Your Job Gracefully (If You're Not Greg Smith) When an executive at Goldman Sachs resigned yesterday, he did so in a public and high-profile way that most poor working schlubs could only dream of.
Greg Smith wrote a much-shared op-ed in The New York Times explaining his decision and--within the first paragraph, no less--described a corporate culture that is "as toxic and destructive as I have ever seen it. " He further shared his displeasure with many of the staff at the top-tier investment bank, revealing that in the past year he's seen five different managing directors refer to their own clients as "muppets. " After almost 12 years with the company, he writes that he "can no longer in good conscience say that I identify what it stands for. " As a final twist of the knife, he specifically blames CEO Lloyd Blankfein and president Gary Cohn, who he says "lost hold of the firm's culture on their watch. " Ouch. Many on Twitter are calling Smith a hero, applauding him for doing the right thing. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Why Men Earn More than Women. I agree that you should be paid for the job you do, if you are a Doctor you should be compensated as such, if you are a mid-level manger or a fast food employee you should be compensated as such.
In 2011, male or female can hold many of the same positions, but women only earn 80% as much as men. It could be for traditional reasons but studies show that the gap is closing and women are no longer accepting these statistics. Moneywatch.com stated that a MBA study showed that men and women graduate and begin earning around the same but after 10 years men earn significantly more. The reason stated motherhood, more days off, and career breaks. I must say this is a very strong argument for the men.
The study also mentions that because of the recession and the smart women in the world the gap may be closing. Why You Shouldn't Take a Counteroffer. Thinking about using a potential employer's job offer to get your current company to counter and pay you more money?
Stop right there. Using another job offer as a bargaining chip may be tempting, but too often, it ends badly. If you want a raise, then negotiate it on your own merits--or prepare to move on. Here's why: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Sr Software Engineer (C#) at.