Career Calling

October 17, 2014

A New Trend in Job Posts


I often ask clients to give me 5-10 posts for the kind of jobs they will apply for. I use these lists to determine requirements, key words, and related information. Over the past few months, I’ve noticed something that I haven’t seen for a while. Employers are highlighting compensation and benefits.

Below is an example I copied from a job post a client gave me earlier this week:

“The starting salary starts at $65,000 based on your skills, education and experience, but our client has indicated they will pay more for candidates with exceptional background.

Full benefits include medical, dental, Rx, STD, LTD, life, AD&D, vision, a matching 401k plan, credit union, PTO, holidays, vacation, free parking, fitness center, great discount on all merchandise and more”

What does this mean? It probably means that employers are finding it harder to get good employees, which also means that they’re more likely to offer bigger raises to retain employees they have and want to keep. If you’re unhappy at your current job or if it’s been a while since your last raise, this might be a good time to update your resume and start a new job search.


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