Here are seven smart career-building activities to focus on during your time in between gigs... ...Volunteering in your area of interest is a great activity to pursue between jobs, said Marian Valia, another practice development manager at RiseSmart. This could entail working an event hosted by a prominent industry player, or even offering pro-bono consulting.
Across all the industries that staffing giant Robert Half examined, the pay bump a worker can expect by taking a job at a new company is 3.6% in 2017, the firm predicts in its annual salary projection report. But workers with tech, legal, and compliance prowess stand to gain the most, noted the report, released Tuesday.
People are not born entrepreneurs. They normally become one after a problem is presented to them. Some are trying to solve a common issue we face, while some are trying to change the world. Throughout my entrepreneurial journey, one of the most common catalysts I have found for entrepreneurship has been associated with job loss.
According to a recent study by LinkedIn, 59 percent of organizations intend to invest more in employer brand this year than last. But, what exactly are these employers investing in? Find out how to benefit from these savvy tactics.
An unfortunate (and continuing) by-product of the economic instability we’ve been facing is layoffs. And while no company wants to be faced with a layoff, it is prudent to be prepared for one, especially if you want to preserve relations with departing employees, protect your employer brand for future employees, or encourage retained employees to remain at the organization.
Sanjay Sathé, founder and CEO of RiseSmart, a San Jose, Calif.-based company that helps job seekers look for new opportunities, says a job loss can stir up emotions of shock, depression, anger and hostility. The key, he says, is getting to a stage of optimism and renewed energy.
Not all companies offer job search resources to help their laid-off employees move on, but some do, especially because professionals often express interest in assistance following a layoff. A survey by RiseSmart, a career transition company, found that 90 percent of job seekers who were laid off took advantage of outplacement services, such as career coaching and resume support, when provided.
Dawson joins RiseSmart from parent company Randstad, where he most recently served as senior vice president of Global Solutions for Randstad Sourceright’s recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) practice. He holds more than 25 years of experience in sales and human resources-related outsourcing.
RiseSmart, an outplacement firm acquired last year by Randstad Holding nv for $100 million, appointed Ian Dawson as chief sales officer effective today. Dawson will lead the company’s sales efforts and leverage Randstad’s network and global footprint.
Career transition provider RiseSmart found that the team whose metropolitan area boasts the lower unemployment rate has won 74 percent of the past 35 Super Bowls. Based on this correlation, RiseSmart forecasts the Denver Broncos will win this Sunday.