I read this article today morning in Inc Magazine about Top 5 Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012.
When unemployment rate is around 9% in USA, how come employer’s are finding it hard to find talents?
Hardest Jobs to Fill in 2012
- Software Engineers and Web Developers
- Creative Design and User Experience
- Product Management
- Analytics (web, marketing, sales, operations)
Is it that hard for companies to find Software Engineers?
Here is my reasoning to why companies find it tough to recruit top talent.
Lets divide Job Seekers into 2 Categories
- Willing to Relocate
- Not Willing to Relocate
Fresh International Student graduate will be willing to relocate to any place in USA for job opening.
What if person looking for job has family roots and well settled in a place?
For instance, job seeker will have kids, wife working in near by company, home and life is well settled.
It’s hard to sell home in this down economy. They have to take huge loss when home is sold. Home values have fallen so much in certain parts of the country.
Wife have to find a new job in new place (which would be tough).
They have to find a new home to buy or rent (with good school district). It would be tough to buy another home when current home is not sold.
When all this comes into consideration, job seekers are not willing to relocate.
But, unfortunately there are more job openings in Major Cities where startups companies are growing like crazy.
Question to You?
Share your thoughts on relocation and would you relocate to new place, if employer is not offering relocation benefits?