Dreaming of a new and better career? Now is the perfect time to make that change. The job market throughout the US is booming with openings. However, many people are not applying for those jobs. This has created an ideal job market for those who WANT to work and move up in their careers.
Competition for Jobs Is At An All-Time Low
Recruiters throughout the nation are facing the same reality. Not nearly enough candidates are applying for jobs. While it is causing problems for employers, it is advantageous for employees looking to change careers, get a better job, or find their dream job.
But this advantage won’t last forever. As things begin to change with Covid, vaccines, and government assistance, more and more people will return to the job market. When that change occurs – which could happen within a few months from now – competition for jobs will rise dramatically and making a career change will be more time-consuming and challenging.
Employers Appreciate Candidates More Than Ever
Because there is a scarcity of qualified applicants, employers are more competitive to attract the best people. They are becoming more responsive to the needs of employees to attract quality talent.
Some of the positive changes employers are implementing include:
- Pay increases.
- Bonuses for safety, performance, and attendance.
- Flexibility in work schedules.
- Approval of time off in first 90 days when requested in advance.
- Less adherence to ‘required’ skills, education, and experience.
- Increased willingness to train.
Make this ideal job market work for you. Revamp your resume. Contact recruiters. Let them know what you are looking for. Even if you already have a good job, your next great job is likely waiting for you.
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