The ball is truly in the job seekers court.
Job ads are up 88 per cent compared to this time last year.
And it looks like job seekers are starting to make the most of this, with nearly two-thirds of job seekers wanting flexible hours, and half wanting flexibility over location.
Jarrod Haar, professor of management at AUT, told Kate Hawkesby while job seekers are definitely in a strong position, they should not be overconfident.
“I’ve heard from recruiters of candidates coming in and slapping a $10,000 raise on the table and if an organisation has two candidates to choose from, you may price yourself out of the market.”