The big question is whether the likeable candidate is hired more easily, or if the likeable employee is more valued than the competent one.
“The jack of all trades was always so well thought of in the past, but coming in with a specialty or niche is what is going to excite future employers,”
Mary’s on the job struggles taught us about job titles, pay inequity, climbing the corporate ladder and conducting ourselves with grace, humor and integrity.
Tears can undermine your competency and have a negative impact on promotability, performance reviews and your credibility with colleagues and/or supervisors. Leadership may equate crying with vulnerability or weakness and anyone looking to advance needs to keep this in mind when emotions start to surface.
Price-sensitive companies are sticking tight to budgets, but keeping their wish lists high. They want to hire the qualified candidate who can offer them the best return on their investment and are flexing their pocketbooks with less frequency than they did in years past. They want great talent, but at bargain prices.