The January-May 2014 Cornell/SelectLeaders Job Barometer Report found that since the Financial Crisis, employers continue to search for more well-rounded applicants with a diverse skill set who can fill many roles. “Employers have not settled back into their pre-2008 traditional job functions with many job duties remaining fluid,” said Ana Mossa, Research Director for SelectLeaders. Property Management accounted for 20.7% of all jobs posted in the first quarter of 2014 – higher than in any quarter in 2012 and 2013. Interestingly, the job requirements also broadened. Job postings described the ideal candidate as possessing accounting skills, or leasing experience is a plus. Job seekers in all sectors given a choice between a position with higher compensation or one with the opportunity to increase their skill set should think long and hard about the lessons of the past few years. Employers learned to get by with less people and as they expand their teams search for well-rounded individuals with diverse skill sets – like those who got them through the past few years.
July 9, 2014