This is a very exciting time to be working in recruitment with many areas of business starting to turn the corner and feel more optimistic about their staffing.
Do not get me wrong, we are not out of the woods yet, but at least we do feel that businesses are starting to hire although this is not at the pace we saw 18 months ago.
Job boards are starting to see a rise in positions being advertised, highly qualified people are still sought out, and for this reason it is important to remember that your cv has to highlight the relevant experience for each job you apply to as the volume of applicants for each role means that there is less time to spend on each pre-screening application than there once was.
On that subject the number of applications per jobs still seems on the rise, I would confidently say that we believe it has nearly trebled this year. Some applicants are applying to any job and often more than one job, without paying much attention to the actual job description. Whilst it is frustrating for the applicant to not be working, it is also important that the cvs that are sent for the roles are carefully constructed. At this competitive time, it is even more important to build close working relationships with your consultant to make sure that help and guidance is there at every step on the application process.