just wish to share this golden piece of information sent to our email by a subscriber of vacancy is here.
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The email sent was a straight forward one, that asked:
Why some job vacancies get filled so quickly while others remain vacant for months?
And a straight forward answer, thus,
So many reasons make that happen, which include:
- The hiring manager wants everything in one person. A person who can manage a team, design a bridge, run an offset press, develop a new crypto algorithm, and fly the company jet is really effin’ rare.
- Conversely, sometimes they are too specialized in their requirements. No one wants to cram washers into shock absorbers all week.
- The hiring team or company doesn’t really know what they need. Too many or too mixed of requirements signal good prospects to stay away.
- The hiring company doesn’t know what the market for that kind of employee really is. So many only want to pay $20 / hour for that super-employee.
- The company has no or bad culture. No one really wants to work in a cubicle eleven hours a day while listening to someone complain about the last customer on the phone.
- The company’s process is either nonexistent or out of control. Professionals smell this a mile away. Mission and vision are important.
- Dehumanization. People are not interchangeable parts. Requiring on-premise, on-the-clock, live by your position description or change is terribly old-school and all the good candidates will wander across the street where they get unlimited time off, evaluations based on overall company and team performance, flexible hours and at least part-time remote.
I mostly but not entirely put the blame on the hiring company. In our world they hold most of the cards, but not all of them. They need things done and in truth don’t always know either what or how. They just know they need help. You can help them.
Take charge of your career as early as possible. Not so much “what” you do as how you go about living your life. Remember you work so you can live. Living merely to work destroys us. Make your jobs meaningful to you. Learn to negotiate and ask for what you want. Confidence and boldness will help you when interviewing too. It’s not completely money and a lot of what you want actually costs them less than a bigger paycheck.
Market factors also come into play — location, hours, danger, sexism, type of work, etc. but mostly those are secondary.