The words a sellers market should sound sweet to lubricant sales and marketing managers contemplating their own career prospects. Facing the lowest unemployment levels the United States has seen in 49 years, lubricant company chiefs say they must redouble their efforts to land and retain these key professionals. Recruiters advise that the best candidates expect an offer to include higher pay, an appealing workplace and kid-glove treatment.
Its not enough to paint a picture of future opportunity, that wont move a candidate now, said Loren Perez of the executive search firm Energy Recruiters Inc., in Atlanta. Previously, the candidate had to sell his or herself-today, the employer has to sell itself. We see employers listening more and taking care of their employees to keep them. Still, there are lots of folks retiring and new people moving in, so opportunities are out there.