High Expectations and the Low Ball Job Offer

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.

The Like Button In Real Life

The big question is whether the likeable candidate is hired more easily, or if the likeable employee is more valued than the competent one.