Finding a job can sometimes be a daunting task. However, there has never been a better time than now to start your new career. Here’s why:
Pick of Choice
Right now, a lot of people are not actively working. With most industries picking back up, companies are hurting for good employees.
It isn’t uncommon to see numerous openings for the same position at one business. Having more opportunities available and fewer people applying to them suggests less competition between you and the job you want.
If there is a position and/or company you have your eye on, then apply! Chances are in your favor that if you have any experience or are willing to learn, you will land the job.
Because companies need workers, they might be willing to make some compromises to get you on board. If you need a more flexible schedule or think you deserve a higher pay rate, it doesn’t hurt to ask.
However, take caution. Only ask for things that you actually need or feel confident you are qualified for. Be ready to provide explanation behind your request and work hard to prove you are worth it. You don’t want to burn a bridge that isn’t even fully built yet.
The price employers are willing to pay for labor has never been higher. With starting wages already impressively high, think about where you could go if you enter the employment game now.
To give you an idea, an article by CNBC says that, “it’s been at least 25 years since businesses were willing to increase worker pay.”
Much of this increase is due to the labor shortage. By joining the workforce now, you are locking in a high pay rate going forward.
In addition to raising wages, many employers are offering other enticing benefits if you join their team. One popular example is in the form of a bonus. This could be a one-time amount given when you sign papers to start your new job. In another form, you could also earn bonuses for sticking with the company over time. For example, each quarter you are there during your first year, you could receive extra money on your paycheck.
There is no guarantee how long many of these companies will continue offering extra incentives. Take advantage of it while you can!
The End to Government Assistance
Between stimulus checks and additional unemployment benefits, it’s possible to be financially supported without working. However, state legislatures are beginning to withhold their respective states from receiving more federal assistance. This is to encourage employees to return to work and repair the labor market.
By applying for jobs now, you will beat everyone else who is waiting to feel the effects of not having extra money supporting them before they look for work.
If you are ready to start the journey to your next career, Remedy can help! We have resources in place to help you find the opportunity that best fits your interests and experience. Plus, we offer benefits, free online education, referral bonuses and so much more! Connect with your local team today to learn how to get started.