- On November 15, 2015
If you’re happily employed, you’re the ideal candidate (because, really, who wants disgruntled employees trying to leave their current job?). So, you probably get a lot of unsolicited calls about other opportunities in a strong economy.
Here are 3 reasons why you should take that call, even if you are satisfied with where you are:
- Learn about current compensation. How much is this job paying, base bonus, and equity? This information is important come review/raise time so you know what the market is.
- Get informed about new developments in your space. What are the new trends? What are potential employers doing, and what are they looking for? Who are the biggest competitors here? Make connections.
- You never know when you’ll be looking for another job or have a question you need help with, and it’s always good to have relationships in the industry. Also, even if the timing is not right at this time, I’ve seen employers remember impressive candidates from years before and ask me to reach out again.