I’m showing my age, but years ago Recruiters showed love to customers with free lunches, happy hours, and gifts. Today, the free lunches and cocktails have scaled way back, and there are very few gifts I could buy customers that they actually need. Some companies, including the Federal Government, virtually banned vendor gift-giving. Most of my customers are embarrassed if I buy them gifts.
I love Glassdoor. I’m not sure if Glassdoor is a Job Board, a Career Advice column, or a salary survey. Perhaps it’s all three. If you don’t know about Glassdoor, it’s a company with ten years of history through its website designed for several career-advancing purposes. Visiting Glassdoor (www.glassdoor.com ) you can find economic data on different cities. You can use a salary calculator and determine your value in your field of employment. Or, you can simply search for a new job. These services are also available on many other employment websites, but what makes Glassdoor unique is that it’s become the home court for people to complain bitterly about the company they work(ed) for…anonymously.