You Can Always Go Flip Hamburgers…but should you?
Here’s some sound advice for highly experienced, out of work professionals from Nancy Anton, Voice on Recruiting. Download her full article Taking an entry level job just to get back to work
“I often hear people in transition say, ‘I guess I could always go back to where I started and get an entry level position.’ From watching many people through transition make decisions like this I have viewed some successes and some disasters.
Hiring managers usually aren’t attracted to those who would like to be considered for an entry level position after having years of experience.
A manager would like a candidate to grow with the job, find it interesting and challenging. Those that are high potential candidates and on the growth track are most desirable. We want to hire those who take a position that makes sense in their overall career growth. Seldom do candidates who are taking a step backward have the ability to sell a manager on their worth.
Just a year ago, we all strongly believed good people didn’t get laid off, companies kept their best. Of course, this isn’t true any longer, but have the hiring managers changed the way they think? Would they need too?
Most likely the perfect candidate is now available, with the perfect amount of experience. What would you do as a manager? Take a risk on someone who may not be happy or hire the one who will be taking the next logical step in their career? The risk of losing the candidate that is over qualified is huge.”
Download the full article from Nancy Anton entitled Taking an entry level job just to get back to work