Summertime Blues

Posted by Joe Alonzo, Director of eDiscovery/Computer Forensics at Glenmont Group

It’s that time of year again, back to school commercials are airing on TV, the sun is going down just a bit earlier every day, and the beach chairs are nearing the end of their season.  Apple will (likely) launch the next iPhone in time for the holiday season; and if you are anything like me, you are excited for football, you noticed the beer selection has changed from summer brews to Oktoberfest or pumpkin ales, and your four year old has vetoed her bathing suits in favor pants and long-sleeved shirts (it’s still 90 degrees out I tell her)!

As we come closer to the last quarter, there are two scenarios you will see regarding the job market:  1) Companies have added their headcount for the year and are done hiring OR 2) Companies have budget surplus and need to spend money on hiring before the year is up.

With the end of summer approaching, many have started to shake the sand out of their heads and get back into the hiring/interviewing process.

Glenmont Group predicts hiring demand to rise as we near the end of 2012.  Many candidates will want to ride out the year into the beginning of 2013 so they can see their bonus.  This puts the passive job seeker in a good position.  If you are unsure of a bonus this year, or it’s marginable, beat the 2013 candidate rush and put yourself in touch with one of us.  When it comes time for an offer, chances are you will see an increase in salary and won’t even miss your bonus.  PLUS…you will be bonus eligible at your new firm.

Like always, the vendors are hiring sales people, but we are noticing more start to look for Project Management and Operations.

On the law firm side of things, the demand lies in the mid-level candidate at the Coordinator or PM level.  Salaries remain competitive but keep in mind that it is never the best idea to over-negotiate for a few dollars more as there is always a candidate next in line willing to accept that offer.

So far this year, our client requirements have risen over 33% and our placements have risen nearly 28% from last year, we expect 2013 to be even stronger.

Enjoy the rest of the summer, before you know it you will be in line at Toys R Us (or clicking away on Amazon) doing your holiday shopping!

Please contact me if I can answer any questions, I am always happy to help.



Glenmont Group is a boutique search firm that concentrates on Professional Services, with a focus in the Legal & Content space. Because we are a highly focused boutique firm, we offer expertise in the industry that other search firms cannot. Our staff has been trained on, employed in or consulted for these industries so there is no learning curve. This means that you will not see resumes off of "job boards" that seem to have little or no connection to the position you are trying to fill. In fact, just the opposite is true. Our process includes a competitive analysis that identifies the top candidates in your given field. At Glenmont Group, we strive to develop and maintain long-term professional relationships with our clients. We believe in a business relationship based on hard work, cooperation, integrity, trust and a sense of humor. We are also active members in our industries by working on or with the Executive board of our industry trade organizations such as; IQPC, EDRM, LMA, PMA, ALSM, ALA, AIIM, ARMA. This assures constant access to a network of those highest quality candidates who are involved in these organizations.

Posted in Advice, Employment, Hiring, Insights

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