Overland Park, Kansas (PRWEB) July 16, 2014
Science Technology Engineering and Math related (STEM) jobs now account for more than 10% of all jobs in the U.S. According to the career firm BCS in Leawood Kansas, these jobs are among the highest paying, with a median pay of about $66,000 annually, with some having salaries in the $90,000 to more than $100,000 range.
Stem jobs reportedly take longer to fill than most. This is hard to fathom since there is such a high demand.
BCS in Leawood Kansas (near Overland Park) reports that the reasons are:
1) Hiring companies are highly selective due to the increasing number of qualified STEM applicants;
2) Some STEM specific qualifications are difficult for some HR departments to comprehend, forcing them to bring in the decision maker earlier in the process;
3) STEM job applicants, while highly technically astute, are not so good at marketing their talents.
According to BCS, “No matter how qualified you are, finding the right job is still a challenge. STEM job applicants know what they are capable of but typically are not good at marketing their skills, and sometimes take longer to land than they should. Not knowing how to reach the decision maker or not knowing what to say when you get there stifles the job-seeking process. Likewise, they tend to be poor negotiators even though they often have the upper hand in the process.”
BCS says that with tough competition for the more specialized STEM jobs, the job seeker has to get more creative in their approach to the market.
BCS has recently upgraded their database technology to help improve the search process for professionals and to help reduce the time in their search cycle.
To learn more about BCS in Leawood Kansas, visit their website: http://www.bcskansas.com.
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