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When to Trade Up

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When the economy warms up, there'll be a lot of people ready to leave what have become dead-end jobs. Here's how, why, and when to make your move.

When the economy warms up, there'll be a lot of people ready to leave what have become dead-end jobs. Here's how, why, and when to make your move.

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  • 1. When to Trade Up
    • Andrew Davis
    • Synergistech Communications
  • 2. Overview
    • Re-introducing Synergistech
    • What I see
    • Survivors say…
    • Signs it’s time to move on
    • Motivations and caveats
    • Assessing and grabbing opportunities
    • Q&A
  • 3. Re-introducing Synergistech
    • Pre-1995
    • 1995 to 2001
    • 2006 and beyond
    • Goal: to be a trusted, candid advisor and ally to all involved in the job search
  • 4. What I see
    • Recession’s over.
    • Spending on IT’s perking up a little.
    • Companies are more cost-conscious
      • globalized workforce
      • persistent pressure to ‘do more with less’
      • managers don’t control their budgets
      • most-qualified people getting near-Y2K pay
  • 5. Survivors say…
    • I’m exhausted
    • I’m discouraged
    • Tell me my market value
    • Help me understand my options
    • I’m scared of the devil I don’t know
  • 6. Signs it’s time to move on
    • If this describes you, let’s talk:
      • Overworked?
      • Powerless?
      • Unappreciated?
      • Stale?
  • 7. Motivations
    • Professional advancement
      • change or focus your responsibilities
      • get a promotion
      • switch industries
      • rearrange the politics
  • 8. Motivations (2)
    • Better…
      • income
      • benefits
      • location
      • hours
      • job ‘security’
      • advancement potential
  • 9. Caveats
    • Job transitions can fail if you’re…
      • burnt out
      • feeling exploited
      • afraid (and don’t face it)
      • uninformed about your new company
      • rushed to decide
  • 10. Assessing your options
    • Don’t leave until you understand…
      • market demand for what you do
      • competitiveness of your skills
      • pros and cons of staying put
  • 11. Grabbing opportunities
    • Use a recruiter or go solo?
    • Research the market
      • Job boards, aggregators, listservs
    • Refine your skills, overhaul your resume
    • Use beacons to combat black holes
      • didtheyreadit.com, etc
  • 12. Don’t give up!
    • Get support for your job search
      • STC
      • peers
      • ex-colleagues
      • Synergistech
    • Don’t fall prey to apathy
  • 13. For more info...
    • There’s much more at…
    • www.synergistech.com
      • (707) 554-9365
      • (866) 591-2968
      • [email_address]

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