A report issued by Broadbean shows that, in every month bar one, the number of job applications being received in the UK in 2010 exceeded those handed in during 2009.
The report suggests there was little correlation between the rise in applications and the number of applications per vacancy, however, which are normally linked.
It noted that there was actually a small decrease in the number of applications per vacancy in every month from April 2010 onwards compared with figures recorded in 2009.
According to Broadbean, this varying consistency between industries suggests that some were affected by exposure to the public sector.
"Logically this should point to reduced demand for jobs/supply of candidates, which would be consistent with falling unemployment levels. However, there is no consistent theme here," the organisation states.
Recent application advice was issued to sales recruitment candidates by Dominic Warman, manager of executive search at Handle, who said that applicants should not be afraid to "sing and dance" about their past achievements to boost their chances of gaining new employment.
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Posted by Wayne Bly
Source: Salespeak News