求职者比他们意识到的更有权力的5个原因
5 Reasons Job Seekers Have More Power Than They Realize

5 Reasons Job Seekers Have More Power Than They Realize

求职者比他们意识到的更有权力的5个原因

作为一名求职者,有时候你会觉得自己完全被潜在雇主所摆布。但千禧一代的职业专家吉尔·哈辛托(Jill Jacinto)解释说,这根本不是真的,尤其是在如今的就业市场,失业率处于历史最低水平。她说: “这让求职者掌握了权力。”

但繁荣的就业市场并不是让你——是的,就是你!——非常强大的唯一原因。在这里,职业专家解释了为什么当涉及到你梦想的工作或职业时,你会处于主导地位。

1. 你也是面试官

当哈辛托与正在寻找新工作的客户交谈时,她提醒他们,他们正在面试潜在的工作场所,就像那个工作场所正在面试他们一样。她解释说: “公司——即使它有一个令人垂涎的名字——总是想做出最好的招聘决定。”招聘经理关注的是留住人才。“如果招聘人员只是为了让他们离开,这会让招聘经理看起来很糟糕。”哈辛托说,“所以,他们会尽最大努力向你推销这份工作,但你的工作是提出最重要的问题,以确保这份工作最适合你。”

2. 你有特殊的技能

职业教练哈莉·克劳福德(Hallie Crawford)说,当你有了某种特殊技能后,你就能更好地控制自己的工作地点,并在谈判中争取更好的薪水和福利待遇。好消息是每个人都有特殊技能:可能是软技能、领导技能、高级培训、软件或机械知识,或者更多。不管它们是什么,“这都突出了紧跟潮流和学习新的行业流程的重要性,”克劳福德解释道。

3. 你在一个竞争激烈的市场中竞争

“雇主现在比以往任何时候都更希望留住和吸引人才。”哈辛托说。为什么?随着失业率下降(美国劳工统计局(Bureau of Labor Statistics的数据显示,10月份失业率仅为3.6%),劳动力储备和竞争变得紧张。哈辛托解释说,这意味着“公司试图通过提供诱人的全面奖励激励,并加大对员工的投资,以赢得他们的支持,从而保持与同行的竞争优势。”

4.你在网上有很强的影响力

克劳福德说,在当今这个科技发达的世界里,任何人只要有很强的网络表现——比如完整的领英个人资料、在线投资组合或网站、令人垂涎的Instagram表格,以及介于两者之间的任何东西——都比竞争对手有优势,可以吸引潜在的雇主。“由于(招聘经理)正在从一长串可能聘用的人选中寻找候选人,因此,在网上拥有强大的形象会……更有可能的是,招聘经理会联系你。”

5. 劳动力正在改变

哈辛托说: “工作的未来对就业市场的影响很大,这已经不是什么秘密了。”随着每年新工作和技能的创造和磨练,“雇主需要满足这种需求,以保持与时俱进。”哈辛托解释说,“即使潜在员工不能满足这些新兴职位的所有要求,由于整体技能短缺,雇主也需要依赖他们的人才库。”随着对新角色的需求,我们将看到更多的在职培训。”

By Jillian Kramer

As a job seeker, it can sometimes feel like you're at the mercy of a potential employer. But that simply isn't true -- especially in today's job market, where unemployment sits at an all-time low, explains millennial career expert Jill Jacinto. "That puts power in jobseekers' hands," she says.

But a thriving job market isn't the only thing that makes you -- yes, you! -- very powerful. Here, career experts explain why you're in the driver's seat when it comes to your dream job or career.

Image source: Getty Images.

1. You are the interviewer, too

When Jacinto speaks with clients looking for a new job, she reminds them they are interviewing the potential workplace just as much as that workplace is interviewing them. "The company -- even if it has a coveted name -- always wants to make the best hiring decisions," she explains. Hiring managers are focused on retention. "It makes the hiring manager look bad if they hire someone only to have them leave," Jacinto says. "So, they are going to do their best to sell you on this job, but it's your job to ask the leading questions to ensure this is the best fit for you."

2. You have special skills

When you have any special skills, you have more control over where you can work -- and in your negotiations for a better salary and benefits package, says career coach Hallie Crawford. And the good news is everyone has special skills: They might be soft skills, leadership skills, advanced training, knowledge of software or machinery, or more. Whatever they are "This highlights the importance of staying on top of trends and learning new industry processes," Crawford explains.

3. You're competing in a tight market

Now more than ever, "Employers are looking to retain and attract talent," Jacinto says. Why? As unemployment rates drop -- Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the unemployment rate was just 3.6% in October -- the labor pool and competition becomes tight. And that means that "companies are trying to stay competitive with their peers by offering alluring total reward incentives and investing more in their employees in order to win them over," Jacinto explains.

4. You have a strong online presence

In today's tech-savvy world, anyone with a strong online presence -- like a complete LinkedIn profile, online portfolio or website, drool-worthy Instagram grid, and everything in between -- has an edge over the competition, and can attract a potential employer, says Crawford. "Since [hiring managers] are searching for candidates from a long list of possible hires, having a strong online presence makes ... it more likely a hiring manager will contact you," Crawford explains.

5. The workforce is changing

According to Jacinto, "It's no secret the future of work is heavily influencing the job market." As new jobs and skills are created and honed each year, "employers need to meet that demand in order to stay relevant," Jacinto explains. "Even if a potential employee can't check off all the boxes for one of these emerging roles, employers need to rely on their talent pool because of the overall skills shortage. We will see a lot more on-the-job training as new roles are needed."

This article originally appeared on Glassdoor.com.

As a job seeker, it can sometimes feel like you're at the mercy of a potential employer. But that simply isn't true -- especially in today's job market, where unemployment sits at an all-time low, explains millennial career expert Jill Jacinto. "That puts power in jobseekers' hands," she says.

作为一名求职者,有时候你会觉得自己完全被潜在雇主所摆布。但千禧一代的职业专家吉尔·哈辛托(Jill Jacinto)解释说,这根本不是真的,尤其是在如今的就业市场,失业率处于历史最低水平。她说: “这让求职者掌握了权力。”

But a thriving job market isn't the only thing that makes you -- yes, you! -- very powerful. Here, career experts explain why you're in the driver's seat when it comes to your dream job or career.

但繁荣的就业市场并不是让你——是的,就是你!——非常强大的唯一原因。在这里,职业专家解释了为什么当涉及到你梦想的工作或职业时,你会处于主导地位。

1. You are the interviewer, too

1. 你也是面试官

When Jacinto speaks with clients looking for a new job, she reminds them they are interviewing the potential workplace just as much as that workplace is interviewing them. "The company -- even if it has a coveted name -- always wants to make the best hiring decisions," she explains. Hiring managers are focused on retention. "It makes the hiring manager look bad if they hire someone only to have them leave," Jacinto says. "So, they are going to do their best to sell you on this job, but it's your job to ask the leading questions to ensure this is the best fit for you."

当哈辛托与正在寻找新工作的客户交谈时,她提醒他们,他们正在面试潜在的工作场所,就像那个工作场所正在面试他们一样。她解释说: “公司——即使它有一个令人垂涎的名字——总是想做出最好的招聘决定。”招聘经理关注的是留住人才。“如果招聘人员只是为了让他们离开,这会让招聘经理看起来很糟糕。”哈辛托说,“所以,他们会尽最大努力向你推销这份工作,但你的工作是提出最重要的问题,以确保这份工作最适合你。”

2. You have special skills

2. 你有特殊的技能

When you have any special skills, you have more control over where you can work -- and in your negotiations for a better salary and benefits package, says career coach Hallie Crawford. And the good news is everyone has special skills: They might be soft skills, leadership skills, advanced training, knowledge of software or machinery, or more. Whatever they are "This highlights the importance of staying on top of trends and learning new industry processes," Crawford explains.

职业教练哈莉·克劳福德(Hallie Crawford)说,当你有了某种特殊技能后,你就能更好地控制自己的工作地点,并在谈判中争取更好的薪水和福利待遇。好消息是每个人都有特殊技能:可能是软技能、领导技能、高级培训、软件或机械知识,或者更多。不管它们是什么,“这都突出了紧跟潮流和学习新的行业流程的重要性,”克劳福德解释道。

3. You're competing in a tight market

3. 你在一个竞争激烈的市场中竞争

Now more than ever, "Employers are looking to retain and attract talent," Jacinto says. Why? As unemployment rates drop -- Bureau of Labor Statistics data shows the unemployment rate was just 3.6% in October -- the labor pool and competition becomes tight. And that means that "companies are trying to stay competitive with their peers by offering alluring total reward incentives and investing more in their employees in order to win them over," Jacinto explains.

“雇主现在比以往任何时候都更希望留住和吸引人才。”哈辛托说。为什么?随着失业率下降(美国劳工统计局(Bureau of Labor Statistics的数据显示,10月份失业率仅为3.6%),劳动力储备和竞争变得紧张。哈辛托解释说,这意味着“公司试图通过提供诱人的全面奖励激励,并加大对员工的投资,以赢得他们的支持,从而保持与同行的竞争优势。”

4. You have a strong online presence

4.你在网上有很强的影响力

In today's tech-savvy world, anyone with a strong online presence -- like a complete LinkedIn profile, online portfolio or website, drool-worthy Instagram grid, and everything in between -- has an edge over the competition, and can attract a potential employer, says Crawford. "Since [hiring managers] are searching for candidates from a long list of possible hires, having a strong online presence makes ... it more likely a hiring manager will contact you," Crawford explains.

克劳福德说,在当今这个科技发达的世界里,任何人只要有很强的网络表现——比如完整的领英个人资料、在线投资组合或网站、令人垂涎的Instagram表格,以及介于两者之间的任何东西——都比竞争对手有优势,可以吸引潜在的雇主。“由于(招聘经理)正在从一长串可能聘用的人选中寻找候选人,因此,在网上拥有强大的形象会……更有可能的是,招聘经理会联系你。”

5. The workforce is changing

5. 劳动力正在改变

According to Jacinto, "It's no secret the future of work is heavily influencing the job market." As new jobs and skills are created and honed each year, "employers need to meet that demand in order to stay relevant," Jacinto explains. "Even if a potential employee can't check off all the boxes for one of these emerging roles, employers need to rely on their talent pool because of the overall skills shortage. We will see a lot more on-the-job training as new roles are needed."

哈辛托说: “工作的未来对就业市场的影响很大,这已经不是什么秘密了。”随着每年新工作和技能的创造和磨练,“雇主需要满足这种需求,以保持与时俱进。”哈辛托解释说,“即使潜在员工不能满足这些新兴职位的所有要求,由于整体技能短缺,雇主也需要依赖他们的人才库。”随着对新角色的需求,我们将看到更多的在职培训。”