A report carried out by IntaPeopel shows that IT graduate vacancies, including those in sales recruitment, have risen by 80 per cent in the first 11 months of 2010 compared with the same period last year.
However, Stephen Riley, director at IntaPeople, said while it is "encouraging" that vacancies are on the up, graduates are being overlooked for these opportunities around 30 per cent of the time, with recruiters instead opting for people with experience in the profession and proven skills.
"A difficult economy has seen skilled IT professionals applying for roles that would usually be considered too junior for them. Although many employers set out with the intention of taking on fresh talent, they often find it hard to resist these more experienced applicants," he noted.
It comes after Gerry McLaughlin from IT Contractor.com recently said that qualifications are not necessarily important when applying for a job in IT, which includes those in the sales recruitment sector, as skills and experience always look better on a CV.
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Posted by Nikki Barrister
Source: The Sales Engineer News