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TRU Tips | March 2024

TRU Staffing Partners March 29, 2024 at 7:00 AM
TRU tips March 2024

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.

March 6th, 2024

TRU contractors often generate the same income in nine months working hourly that they would command in a full-time direct-hire position over the course of a year.

Top Top 3 Stats from TRU's 2024 EDiscovery Jobs Report

  1. In 2023, 92% of jobs filled were remote or hybrid, but only 38% of that 92% were fully remote.
  2. 25% is the average increase in base compensation required for a job seeker to leave a fully remote position for a hybrid one.
  3. 43% of offers accepted in discovery in 2023 were contract or contract-to-hire.

March 13th, 2024 

By the close of 2023, burnout became the leading motivator for privacy job seekers.

Top 3 Insights from TRU's Eye on Privacy February Webinar:

  1. Contract staffing is anticipated to be a major trend in 2024, as TRU tracks cyclical patterns in the privacy job market.

  2. In 2023, 75% of candidates accepted the first job offer they received, a significant increase from the 45% acceptance rate in 2022.

  3. The new norm is three days or fewer in-office requirements, with an emphasis on such requirements resulting in attrition.

March 20th, 2024

For two years in a row, 100% of first-round interviews through TRU have been conducted virtually. Ninety percent of all subsequent interviews have also been virtual.

Top 3 Tips For Nailing Your Elevator Pitch:

  1. Keep it short. Keep it tight. 90 seconds tops!

  2. Talk about the impact you could make and why the company/role excites you.

  3. Rehearse! Rehearse! Rehearse! 

March 27th, 2024

Over 25% of TRU contractors in ESI, and 38% in privacy, who started assignments in 2023 were offered conversions into direct hires within the year. 95% of those contractors accepted the conversion in 2023. Learn more in our 2024 Ediscovery Jobs Report. 

Top 3 Tips for Active Job Seekers:

  1. Expect a conversation on your digital footprint.
  2. Separate culture questions from remote flexibility, benefit, bonus, and management style inquiries.
  3. Focus on actual experience, not hypotheticals.