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What Job Seekers Want In A Competitive Labor Market

In the current employment market, job seekers are looking for more than just a work opportunity. They want a position that will help them grow and develop their skills, and that provides them with a good work-life balance. They're also increasingly interested in flexible working arrangements, such as the ability to work from home or on a contract basis. And, of course, they're looking for jobs that pay well and provide good benefits. 

Despite concerns over a potential economic downturn, the labor market remains strong, particularly in the IT sector. According to Computer World, there are more than 130,000 IT jobs available, so many employers have had to become flexible to entice those job seekers with desirable technical skills to join them.

Aditi Consulting has built a reputation for being one of the best places to work, both in the U.S. and abroad. Our dedication to putting people first has helped us to attract some of the best talent in the market, and to retain them by offering redeployment once their current contract ends. With robust benefits and a culture of partnership and development, we've become a top choice for many candidates who are looking for work that is fulfilling and rewarding.

Market Trends

Many job seekers are taking the time to consider what they want in a potential workplace, and they are looking for more than just a steady paycheck. They're considering things like the importance of mental health, and whether or not a potential workplace is somewhere they can see themselves happy. 

Recent data from SimplyHired shows some of the features that job seekers are especially interested in today. These include some of the expected incentives, such as pay, benefits, and job security.

Additionally, job seekers are putting increased importance on aspects such as:

  • Schedule flexibility
  • Options for remote work
  • Career growth potential
  • Rewards and recognition
  • Company culture
  • And more

With this in mind, it's more crucial than ever to demonstrate and deliver a work environment where people can feel recognized, empowered, and comfortable. At Aditi, we do this by living our SPICE values, where we ensure that our work is Socially conscious, People and performance-driven, Intense, Creative, and Ethical.

We've also embraced remote and flex work, which is desired by the majority of candidates. As the demands of a changing world have called for the need to adapt, we've risen to the occasion by offering hybrid modes of work that allow for a future of borderless talent.

Preparing For The Next Step

With so many factors to consider when choosing an employer, it's no wonder that job seekers are taking their time to find the right opportunity. However, when they do find the right job, they're likely to be more satisfied and productive if it offers the things they care about. Employers are starting to take notice of these shifting attitudes, and as a result, are making changes to their hiring practices and policies.

However, even with a surplus of jobs available now, candidates will be competing and will need to prepare. Those who are looking for jobs are advised to take the time to assess their own skills and consider what they really want in a workplace. By doing so, they'll be more likely to find a position that's truly a good fit, and that they’ll want to stick with.

It’s important to remember that regardless of the industry, certain traits will give applicants an edge. Resumes are being reviewed with an eye for skills that aren't just technical, but also interpersonal. Candidates who can demonstrate that they're adaptable and have a positive attitude are more likely to be hired.

So, if you're on the job hunt and you have found a posting you’re excited about, remember to highlight your soft skills as well as your technical skills, right from your resume to the interview.

Find Your Future With Aditi

Considering that job seekers now place more importance on factors like the company's culture and values, Aditi stands out as an employer that builds relationships and trust with our talented consultants. In addition, we’ve made investments that allow us to offer competitive benefits and flexible terms that our consultants appreciate, while they continue working with us on multiple assignments.

We offer many assignments that can be done remotely, regardless of location, and we are growing our talent pool. Besides, those who join our team become part of our family and soon learn that our steep growth is no accident. We're here for our people, and together we accomplish amazing things.

Ready to start a career conversation with us? Our available roles can be found here.