British Job Seekers More Proactive During May Than in Previous Months, But Competition for Vacancies Is Also Fiercest

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Jobseekers up and down the country showed more intent of finding new jobs in the month of May than in any other period over the last 12 months, latest job market report from generalist job board CV-Library finds, and competition around the country for new jobs varies quite substantially.


Fleet, Hants, UK, June 9, 2014 - (PressReleasePoint) -

 

Jobseekers up and down the country showed more intent of finding new jobs in the month of May than in any other period over the last 12 months, latest job market report from generalist job board CV-Library finds, and competition around the country for new jobs varies quite substantially.
 
Not only was the number of jobs available to those in the UK up by 11% from April, the number of applications made from professionals looking for a new role also rose by 12% in May.
 
Administration roles were the most commonly applied for (15% of all roles), followed by Engineering (9%) and then Sales (7%). Distribution and IT role applications dropped off slightly compared to April, whereas applications for roles in Construction grew significantly (+35%) compared to the previous month. Other industries showing strong candidate application rates were Social Care (+30%) and IT (+27%) against April.

When the desire to secure a new job is so strong, it is no surprise that the competition for roles increases too – the average number of applications per role rose to over 17, with some roles in Administration and Sales attracting more than 100 applications, demonstrating just how competitive the market is. London based jobs proved to be the most competitive, averaging more than 28 applications each, and Kentish roles the least with 12 per vacancy.
 
Lee Biggins, Managing Director of CV-Library said: ‘These figures are strong, but when put side by side with data from the same period in 2013, they become hugely encouraging – job postings are up 34% and applications up 45% versus May last year. We are seeing jobs being filled more and more quickly as the competition for newly created roles increases.”
 
 
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Notes to editors:
·         CV-Library analysed the job postings and applications for all roles up and down the country to produce these findings.
·         Top performing industries by application rate for May in the UK area were Administration, Engineering and Sales.
·         During May 2014, there was an average of 17 applications per vacancy in the UK.
·         There were 34% more jobs posted in May 2014 compared to the same period in 2013, and applications rose by 45% in the same period.
·         CV-Library processes more than 35 million job views and 2 million job applications per month and has more than 7.5 million CVs on their database.
·         London based roles are the most fiercely competed with an average of more than 28 applications for each vacancy in the capital, compared to Kent (the lowest) where there was only an average of 12 applications.
·         There are currently over 100,000 live jobs across 70 sectors live on www.cv-library.co.uk
 
 
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