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Getting the scoop on the industry.

By Zen37 ·

I'm in data telecommunication in Canada and was wondering if anyone would have advise on how to get the pulse of the industry regarding employment opportunities, salaries, benefits, etc.

I don't want to apply to a couple of jobs because I’m not looking to leave my present place of employment. I'm happy here. I just want to know how I stand vs. the industry. Anyways, like M.Corcodilos says, an interview is an investment for both sides, if I don't go in with the full intention of changing employer, I’m not being honest to the other party, and the last thing I want to do, is waste someone's time.

Any suggestion is appreciated.

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You could talk to a headhunter

by James R Linn In reply to Getting the scoop on the ...

or more politely, a staffing placement specialist.

I would look for one which specialises in your area. Be honest with them about why you are calling - and I would bet they would still want to talk to you. However the cost would be that they might call you when an opportunity arises.

You could also look at the web pages for some of the other companies. Many list job opportunities, and some even give you an idea of the benefits packages.


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Observe closely

I watch the telecom industry. You follow what announcement they make and any strategic efforts. You watch the regulatory environment (which in the US right now is very biased significanting hurting the overall industry). You watch the job boards to see who is hiring (very little hiring going on, almost nil strategic, which tells you significant advanced in new areas probably will not happen) and what the press for layoffs (still happening both manufacturers and service providers).

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by pgovil In reply to Getting the scoop on the ...

visit There you could do a salary analysis of your position at different places in USA

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