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The majority of job seekers say that looking for a new role is so time consuming that it feels like a full-time job in itself.

The RoleCatcher survey found that 59% of those looking for work admitted that they struggle to find the time investment needed due to the lengthy recruitment process.

James Fogg, CEO and Founder of RoleCatcher, commented, “While there may be an increasing number of vacancies available in today’s employment market, it would appear that many candidates are struggling to manage their job-search. And with businesses across the country reporting a shortage of skills, the amount of time individuals are spending applying for roles, often while trying to work full time themselves, is counter-productive to the hiring needs of companies nationwide.

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“If we look at the recruitment process from an employer’s point of view, the evolution of hiring has been building speed for some time. We have seen firms use advanced recruitment technologies, but it appears that this evolution is not being matched by job seekers. Respondents reported that e-mails are the most common method of job application organisation, while some are using a singular notepad or no form of organisation at all.

“There was, however, a general recognition from our survey respondents that organisational tools can make looking for work much easier and far less stressful. As recruiters increasingly use tools to make their lives easier it’s paramount that job-seekers do the same.”

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