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What’s In It For Them? Your Next Employer, That is…

Out of work or looking for a better job? Times have changed dramatically when it comes to landing a great job with a great company.

Not long ago, it was an employee’s market, when sometimes all you needed was a personal connection or referral.

Now, its an employers market. For example, just today, I saw a job posting for a Sales Support Representative. The first requirment on the list of qualifications was a Bachelors Degree.

This is just one example of how the current job market benefits employers. With so many people “looking”, employers can afford to be highly selective when it comes to applicants.

Gone are the days when a company must broaden the pool of applicants it considers or rush to make an offer for fear of losing the “top” (and sometimes only) candidate to a competitor.

Not so long ago, it was common for Candidates & Job-Seekers to ask employers: “What’s in it for me?” Perks/Benefits, Sign On Bonus, Equity, Counter-offers, etc.

The tables have turned and now employers want to know what’s in it for them if they should decide to hire you.

What can you do? Don’t give up! Think about what you bring to the table and sell those skills to your employer of choice.

If you don’t know where to start, this article offers some great tips: Need a Job?

Happy Networking!

Terry
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