The Job Offer Stage
Once you have accepted the job offer, you can let the resumes
expire on their own, but you will still be getting many calls. You
can systematically go to each job site and deactivate them (do not
delete). Keeping a log of all your user ID's and passwords will come
in handy for this, as well as for when you wish to reactivate them
all towards the next job search. Better to do in this job market is
to cut back the frequency of the notifications of open jobs to
weekly or monthly.
You always want to keep an eye out for a better job, especially
if you took the first job available in order to stop the flow of red
ink, and it either does not pay what you want/what you previously
made or it just isn't the kind of work you wanted to be doing. Under
most circumstances, it is better to look for a job while you have a
job, so that your bargaining position is strongest. However, this is
not always possible, so therefore it is perfectly acceptable to take
any job and continue to look. Employers feel that in a difficult job
market, employees need not be compensated at fair market levels.
JobFairy.com feels that the cost of hiring another employee and the
cost of training them to be as proficient as their predecessor is
greater than if they were compensated at market level to begin with.
In order to help you with your new position, obtain fair market
value for your skills, or answer other questions, please proceed to
the Career Advice section.