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TRU Tips | December 2023

TRU Staffing Partners January 8, 2024 at 9:08 AM
TRU Tips

The TRU Staffing Partners Hot Jobs newsletter provides readers with a weekly tip for our professionals and hiring managers in the data privacy, ediscovery, and cybersecurity spaces. With more than 12 years of experience in staffing and recruiting for our industries, our TRU Tips are relevant and crucial for anyone hiring or job hunting in our communities.

December 6th, 2023

The #1 motivator for the last 3 years has been remote flexibility, because of either people changing their policies or people wanting more flexibility; and, the #1 way way to get people to quit is to change your work-from-home policy. 

Top 3 TRU Tips for Job Seekers Q4 2023: 

  1. The direct hire versus contract hire pendulum now swings every 18 to 24 months not every decade.
  2. Say yes to any interview. Time to be selective isn't in the interview process.
  3. Know where you are willing to compromise for a dream opportunity.

December 13th, 2023 

Speed of hire is accelerating, job volume is increasing, cost of talent is decreasing, skill/experience expectations are decreasing. Check out our December Eye on ESI to learn more. 

Top 3 TRU Trends for ESI Job Seekers December 2023: 

  1. The average point-of-hire salary for an ediscovery PM dipped to $125K over the last 30 days.

  2. The average point-of-hire salary for an ediscovery analyst is $100K ($110K at law firms).

  3. 0% of ESI job seekers who received a job offer then received a counteroffer in the last 170 days.

December 20th, 2023

Roughly one-third of tech professionals are searching for a job, and 60 percent plan to switch roles within the next year, according to a recent analysis by Dice.

Top 3 Strategies to Optimize Job Hunting Strategy:

  1. Consider contract work as a way to make more money and work less over a year’s time, especially in privacy.

  2. Temper your salary expectations to avoid pricing yourself out of the market.

  3. Be open to less hybrid and more in-office positions to improve your odds of landing a job.

December 28th, 2023

In the US, candidates should start 3-6 weeks from when they sign a written offer. Anything longer, and the risk of them not starting that job increases exponentially.

Top 3 Questions Asked by Job Seekers in the Fourth Quarter:

  1. When will A.I. jobs be available for ESI and privacy pros?
  2. When will there be more jobs in the $150-200K range for ESI pros; and $200K for privacy pros?
  3. When will there be more fully remote jobs again?