Career Mistake 117: Pricing Yourself Out of the Market | HuffPost

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Getting a job is similar to selling a house. Most sellers have an emotional attachment to their house and price it way about the COMPS (market rate). Candidates tend to do the same thing – ask for compensation that is far above the market rate and/or more than their education and experience justify. Same result: They sit on the beach (unemployed) for a year or until they lower their price.

 

…The good news is market conditions are optimal. Lowest unemployment rate in history, so candidates are receiving “above market rate” offers. Always remember this – the best way to secure a new career opportunity is to understand your market value and price the house appropriately.

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