As companies recover from the pandemic, most jobs are being created in advanced tech roles in cloud, big data, and artificial intelligence. For these niche skillsets, demand far outstrips supply, putting the ball in the jobseeker’s court. “Those who are in the job market have multiple job offers,” says Rituparna Chakraborty, co-founder and executive vice president at HR firm TeamLease.

Plus, candidates are looking beyond job functions and salaries. Jobseekers increasingly value flexible hours, remote work, and other perks. And often, startups leave traditional tech companies in the dust when it comes to offering compelling salaries and benefits.

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