27 Jun '11, 4am

Job seekers need to keep realistic salary expectations

Job seekers need to keep realistic salary expectations

SINGAPORE: Recruitment firm Hays said candidates need realistic salary expectations or risk pricing themselves out of the jobs market. That is because employers are being more cautiously optimistic and will not pay over market-rate salaries to potential candidates, regardless of their specialised skills. General Manager of Hays in Singapore, Chris Mead, said employers will continue to invest heavily in talent as companies in Asia embark on a new leg of expansion in emerging markets. At the same time, they are unwilling to consider candidates that they feel are pushing a salary agenda. He said it is important for candidates to keep their salary expectations in line with the market as employers will only increase rates so far. Mr Mead said the outlook in Singapore is positive for candidates who want career opportunities within global, progressive organisations - provided the...

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