Job seekers in the IT field are taking advantage of a current job market that is profoundly slanted in the candidate’s favor.
Frederick Fox is seeing a surge of hiring nationally and through all industries. We are currently experiencing a candidate shortage and what the business calls a “candidate market” surfacing again. That’s right, it is NOT 2020, it is 2021. And if you thought the candidate market was tough in 2019, we are predicting 2021 is going to be one of the toughest talent wars the industry has faced in the last 10 years. Just wait for Q3 & Q4 :)
That’s pretty powerful! And the overall hiring demand and compensation increases in the IT space are concrete proof of that statement, as we progress through the last calendar quarter of 2021.
In this post, we’ll discuss three critical motivating factors that are convincing IT professionals it might be time to look for a new opportunity.
You might just be one of those dissatisfied IT pros. If you are, you might want to consider these motivating factors when thinking about a new job search:
Do You Feel You Are Not Challenged Enough?
Are You Being Passed Over for Advancement Opportunities?
Do You Feel that You Could Achieve Better Compensation and Non-Compensation Benefits Elsewhere?
If you answered “yes” to one or more of these questions, you should probably keep reading...
Do you feel that you are not challenged enough in your current job?
If you answered this question with a yes, or even a maybe, you’re probably not being sufficiently challenged in your current job. The challenge you’re looking for might be technological, or it might be related to opportunities for advancement—more on that later.
One thing is for sure though; being dissatisfied and frustrated is never a good situation for the employee or the employer. Employee frustration often leads to alienation from management, conflict, and adversity in the workplace.
Are you being passed over for advancement opportunities?
Have you been passed over for advancement or promotion? Depending on how long you’ve been with your current company, this may in fact be the case.
According to Business Insider, the best way to get a significant pay raise, and/or promotion, might just be to change jobs. Companies tend to look outside their ranks for candidates to fill new managerial and executive-level positions. They typically want to bring in fresh new faces with fresh new ideas.
You may be a great employee and a great asset to your current company. But they may not be fully recognizing your potential. Meanwhile, a hiring manager at a different company may be looking for a candidate with your exact experience level and skills. This could be an opportunity to fill a more challenging, fulfilling position.
Do you feel that you could achieve better compensation and non-compensation benefits elsewhere?
If you feel unchallenged and like you’re being passed over for promotion and advancement, you’re in a kind of employment “triple whammy.” Your pay raises are likely limited to the cost of living adjustments and standard performance evaluations.
Work/lifestyle benefits are also critically important to IT and business professionals of all stripes. You might be looking for remote work opportunities, flexible shifts and work schedules, etc.
The good news is that all of these types of compensation and non-compensation benefits are plentiful in the current market for IT pros.
Does this post describe your current situation? Are you a candidate looking for a new IT, business operations, or engineering position?
At mCubed Staffing, we help clients just like you find that perfect job every day! We might just have a great employer lookor a great candidate like you at this very moment.
Call us today at (248) 817-2243, or get in touch online. Our expert recruiters are waiting for your call.