Since the credit crunch and recession have started to become a memory rather than an economic reality we have seen the rise of the counteroffer, as agencies try to retain their staff rather than face the cost and time involved in recruiting and training. There are two ways to handle the situation: Put simply you can stay or you can go.
Are Counteroffers A Good Thing?
Personally, I see counteroffers as potentially dangerous for candidates. Everyone I interview has their own reason for leaving and it is rarely monetary. … Read more
Technical Director, Toby Powell-Blyth of Mr & Mrs Smith, recently took the time to speak to me about his career. If you missed “5 Mins With…Technical Director Toby Powell-Blyth”, it’s worth a read to find out how he got to where he is. Continuing this interview, Toby now shares his career advice for those looking to follow a similar path to his:
How To Become A Technical Director
What 3 bits of advice would you have for someone wanting to be a Creative Technologist?… Read more
When it comes to salary, we would all like to earn more and sometimes we need to be prepared to put ourselves out there to get it. If you have been working in the same role for a number of years and feel you are consistently performing above and beyond your role, or are being paid less than the market rate, there is no harm in trying to negotiate a pay rise.
However, it is important that you don’t just waltz into your manager’s office and demand more money or threaten to leave, you must take time to consider why you deserve a pay rise.… Read more