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Are you passively/actively job hunting, or do you feel content with the path ahead of you in your current company?

I'm stuck a bit in that I love the company I work for, but I also know we are undervalued in comparison to the industry. I see a path for growth and advancement here, but I've also decided not to turn down good interview opportunities elsewhere should they arise.


What are your thoughts on this, and how have you/do you navigate this?

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fuzzy
Notable Contributor
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CMO (Chief Meme Officer)
Always interview. (This was told to me by an owner of a recruiting firm, so of course, he was slightly biased.) But, he made some solid points:

1) It keeps you sharp. Interviewing 1-2 times a year will help with interviews
2) Helps you gauge your worth
3) This usually can lead to a substantial jump in salary.
4) Forces you to keep your resume polished
5) Company loyalty and the atmosphere is only good for a couple of years if you're trying to climb

You could end up at a place that you may want to retire at, but, you have to be comfortable with (more than likely) dropping your raises from say 10-20% down to possibly 2-6%. 
WCK
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I recently interviewed for a job that would've been a substantial pay jump and didn't get it, although I left a good impression apparently and they want to interview me again when a role opens up. To top it off, it reminded me that I seriously need to keep my resume polished and whatnot, although my interview skills are still up to par. That being said, my current company has fixed salaries based on role/title/cumulative revenue so I can't leverage another job offer for a higher salary. Any advice?
fuzzy
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Any company that is that strict with salary should have enough positions for you to level up. If they don’t, why stay? Seems like bad business practice to not pay people that could be worth more. 

When going into a meeting to ask for a raise, you could present the costs it would take to replace you. If you think they can replace you for less, leave on a high note rather than letting them figure that out for themselves. 
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Boutdamtime
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Client Executive
Passively looking at every job I have had. We’re all free agents and there’s no such thing as loyalty to employees. 

how do I navigate? I think of my funeral and I know that as I lay there cold and dead in a box while my family fights over who gets my Rolex, I know my company is actively posting a job opportunity for my open territory. 
WCK
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Padre de Tequila, General of the Coors Knights
I have a similar mindset of this in that if I die, my employer would have my spot posted almost immediately let's be real.

What I meant by "How do you navigate this" is moreso how do you go about passively/actively searching while staying fully invested in your day to day?
deviantzen
WR Lieutenant
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Consultant
I'm not in a sales role right now (but I sell every day to feed myself), so not exactly needing to interview, but I will say this:

Sales is like the NBA. You're only as good as what you've done recently. You never want to be the Gilbert Arenas or Josh Smith of sales. If you get "waived" at a "loss" then it becomes infinitely harder to get a new sales job.

If other front offices call your agent, why would you not take those calls?


CadenceCombat
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Account Executive
I have a bad habit of procrastinating on what should be active job searches while employed even if I know there is no future with my current employer.
SalesEveryday
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I wasn’t even thinking about it until they changed the comp plan at my company. Now I’m just interviewing if a good opportunity reaches out to me on LinkedIn
SalesPharaoh
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AM BDR
I try and scan the market for my value one company offered me 5x my worth but when the contract was sent it was a consulting gig luckily I was reviewing it with a lawyer friend of mine who told that those are very very very risky contracts where you have 0 protection. So you learn something with every interaction. 
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