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Latest research has shown that applicants are currently far outweighing job vacancies, with increases as high as 1363% for some roles.

Looking at year-on-year comparisons, the average ratio of applicants applying for all available jobs has more than doubled during the Covid-19 crisis – there was a significant spike during the country’s fourth month of lockdown.

Dominic Starkey, Search group marketing director, commented on the recent report, “We are experiencing more than double the amount of applications to any job we post compared with last year. And for some roles, such as general manager positions, the number of applications for advertised roles has jumped by over 1300%.”

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“Though Britain is slowly getting back to work, as restrictions ease, factors such as a second wave of the virus and an abrupt end to the Brexit transition period will likely see this ratio continue or even increase further.

“Employers are in a position now where they’re spoilt for choice when it comes to filling positions, but for candidates it’s an uncomfortably crowded marketplace.”

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