I came across this article today, and feel that it's conflicting. Read the five things you can expect from the job market in 2017, and share your thoughts on this.
"Employers are having a hard time finding the right candidates. This means that candidates who are good fits for open positions have more leverage than they’ve had in years, and they should use that to their advantage when negotiating a new position".
Hi folks. I am a career sales professional. I've seen the posts by others, and thought I would seek advice. I am a competitive bodybuilder, so by nature, it is difficult to get some clothing to fit properly. I have myet suits , dress shirts and sport coats custom made, but Polo type shirts I buy off the rack. My HR called me into the office one day to tell me that my attire is "offensive and inappropriate" I was told my shirt sleeves are too tight. Mind you, our summer wardrobe calls for "Polo shirts, golf type shirts and slacks" so I was wearing exactly what everyone else was. Many overweight men wear the same shirts, but they are tight in the belly, and they have not be repremanded The C.E.O. then called me into his office, and said I was just "trying to show off (my) your muscles" . This turned into more and more harassment , including disapproval my tailored shirts (" I hate black. Don't wear that again , it looks terrible ") Finally I was again summoned to the CEO, and was told I'm being paid too much, and my contract was torn up, and I was presented with a new offer $36,400 lower. I need the income, so I had to accept. Michigan is an at will state , but does anyone think I may have a case here?
The son of a friend of mine who is a recent graduate - BS degrees in both Math and Engineering - has some job offers. I know once you have experience, it is almost always beneficial to negotiate the initial offer otherwise you leave money on the table. What about recent grads?