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Updated 06/14/2017

     RETHINK was a popular marketing line used years ago in marketing.
    Challenge yourself to look at employers first versus your job title.  You
    have skills with many being highly transferable into other industries
    where you are encouraged to excel and not seen as a "high-cost cog".
    Look at companies you consider from how they support employees
    to grow, prosper and excel in their area in helping to build the company.
    Failure to perform due diligence in your search may be a painful lesson.

    Great opportunity exists where you feel valued versus being a cost center.

    7 Types of Companies You Should Never Work For  |  Glassdoor, Amy Elisa Jackson           10/12/2016
     No matter how desperate you are for a job, or how annoyed you may be at your current
     gig, there are some companies you’re better off not working for. Even if the money's good,
     the role seems irresistible, and even your friends say it’s worth a shot, accepting a role at
     a crappy company can set your career back and even jeopardize your future success.

     In conducting a Google search for "finding good employers", the first few pages only used the
     word employees, not employers.  While it adds complexity to the challenge, the challenge
     raises the potential for a long term position at a high caliber and respected organization.
     Somethings in life are worth the effort and wait for the greater good.

     Being a Fortune 100 or 500 company does not automatically indicate they are a good place
     to work for. Some have reputations for being "revolving doors" or are openly hostile to 
     employees. Life is too short and work is too long to tolerate immature and potentially bad
     conduct. Some reported being terminated "was the best gift they could have given me."

     Ten Unmistakable Signs Of A Bad Place To Work  |  Forbes, Liz Ryan                                     03/07/2016
     I talk to job-seekers every day. Some of them have target lists of companies they'd like
     to learn more about, and almost all of them have lists of companies they would never
     work for, no matter what.

     How To Avoid a Bad or Mediocre Employer  |  TheBalance, Alison Doyle                                     10/13/2016  
     As you may know, I always encourage job seekers to make sure that their application
     materials are perfect. I tell you to be sure that your resumes and cover letters are targeted
     to the jobs you are applying for. Then, I remind you to check, double check, and triple
     check, for typos and grammatical errors.
     Most job seekers do a good job of making sure everything they send is perfect. What
     happens, though, when someone goes to all that effort, only to discover that the employer
     doesn't pay similar attention to detail?

     Best Places to Work
     One of the challenges is to find a place that really is a best place to work.  Not all reports
     are what they report to be, not due to the company conducting the survey, but due to the
     importance of these reports to the company plus the potential savings in labor costs.
     There are different "Best Places" surveys. Be the smart shopper ... compare the reports.

     Here are reports published by various sources:
       -  Best Places to Work in the Federal Government
       -  Business Insider's Best Places to Work
       -  ComputerWorld's Best Places to Work in IT
       -  Fortune's 100 Best Companies to Work At
       -  Glassdoor's Best Places to Work
       -  Glassdoor's Best Small to Medium Places to Work At
       -  The Commercial Appeal's Top Workplaces in Memphis 2016
       -  The Tennessean's Top Workplaces 2016