|Ghayad added that “on average, I think every single industry is moving or deviating back to its pre-pandemic average.”
But despite the increased competition, experienced candidates have less to worry about, said Mike Steinitz, an executive at talent and consulting firm Robert Half. He told me that even if there are troves of applicants to a certain role, the number of qualified candidates isn’t very large.
So for those interested in searching for a new gig, don’t let the competition deter you. In fact, Q4 could be an interesting time to start your search, according to Steinitz.
“On the one hand, you’ve got a lot of folks that are not going to want to leave, because they don’t want to abandon the possibility of a year-end bonus,” Steinitz told me. “But by the other token, you have people that often think, ‘Okay, new year, new job.’ So there’s a lot of things at play that could help drive the market.”
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