This week I came across a new survey published by FlexJobs¹ that revealed 48% of unemployed job seekers are frustrated in their job search because they are not finding the right jobs to apply to. That survey also showed that 47% are actively looking outside their current career to find employment, 85% are willing to take a pay cut in order to secure a job, and 40% have applied to jobs they think they’re overqualified for. WHAT is going on in today’s job market? I ask that question because I found these stats shocking. For the past several months we’ve gone through the “candidate shortage” and what we would refer to as a “buyer’s market.” Candidates have the upper hand. They have the ability to negotiate for a higher salary, they have the opportunity to accept incentives they normally wouldn’t be offered. Right… ?
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