The job market is weird.
I’m hearing from employers that they’re struggling to hire. Job ads bring in a fraction of the number of candidates they used to, and the candidates who do apply tend to be unqualified, at least more so than in the past.
Meanwhile, prospective employees say it’s hard to find work and struggle to get hired.
There are lots of job openings and plenty of people looking for work. But companies just can’t seem to find the right people, and applicants apply but get ghosted by the companies they apply to. Tim Brackney, president and COO of the management consulting firm RGP, calls it the “Great Mismatch.”
The problem is especially acute in IT and in IT specialties like cybersecurity.