In general, there are two types of job markets.
- The candidate-driven market
- The employer-driven market
As it stands today, the United States is in a candidate-driven job market. What exactly is that and what does it mean for job seekers?
What is a Candidate-Driven Job Market?
A candidate-driven job market sees candidates with the upper hand rather than employers. What this means is that jobs are abundant, employers are in need, and job seekers call the shots.
What Does It Mean for Candidates?
- There is plenty of room to negotiate pay, perks, and benefits.
- Companies are reducing experience requirements. This can open up the path to a new (or dream) job for candidates.
- Upskilling and training are more prevalent, and companies are more willing to provide these opportunities to get someone in the door. With this, candidates turn “weaknesses” into strengths and build their repertoire of skills by participating in the upskilling and training process.
- Companies are changing “must-haves” to “nice-to-haves.” Candidates should (and can) apply for jobs even if they can’t check the box for every requirement.
- Passive candidates can get to know the playing field. What’s out there? How in-demand are their skillset? Where can they earn more, and how can they use that information to negotiate better pay with their current employer?
In this current, candidate-driven job market, it’s all about the job seeker. But that’s nothing new for FlexTrades.
FlexTrades values and, has always valued, its Technicians (candidates).
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