During July, certain positions received over 1,000 applications, one of which is in HR.
CV-Library reveals the top 15 positions that were applied for in July, with HR Assistant being on the list. The job site believes the reason behind this level of applications is due to people being made redundant, people being put on furlough or simply wanting to change careers.
The list is:
- Trainee Paralegal, London – 4,228 applications
- HR Assistant, London – 3,333 applications
- Trainee Accountant, London – 3,272 applications
- Warehouse Worker, Northumberland – 2,932 applications
- Assembly Operative, Sunderland – 2,653 applications
- Administrator, Coventry – 2,154 applications
- Digital Marketing Assistant, London – 2,131 applications
- Programme Manager, London – 1,742 applications
- NHS 111 Call Handler, London – 1,656 applications
- Recruitment Consultant, London – 1,627 applications
- Sales Executive, Nationwide – 1,575 applications
- Junior Graphic Designer, London – 1,564 applications
- Night Hygiene Operative, Gateshead – 1,485 applications
- Picker Packer, London – 1,451 applications
- Food Operative, Gateshead – 1,338 applications
Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, said:
On average, our clients’ jobs receive around 25 applications per vacancy, so these figures really are massive. The job market has done a complete 180, so while companies may have struggled to recruit before the pandemic, they’re now being bombarded with applications from professionals who are desperate for a new job. Of course, this is good news for companies that are recruiting, but it does mean you need a robust hiring process which enables you to easily monitor applications, screen applicants and make the right hires; quickly and effectively.
Companies also need to remember that they’re dealing with humans. While it’s not feasible to give feedback to every single candidate, acknowledging applications and sending polite rejection emails to people who aren’t successful will be appreciated. Hiring professionals have spent years perfecting their candidate engagement efforts; don’t let it all go to waste now.
Figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) labour market overview, found that during April and June, the number of employees on payroll fell by 730,000. This is the largest drop since the 2009 financial crisis. The period has also seen a 117 per cent increase in the number of people claiming unemployment benefits, resulting in 2.7 million people using this service in July. This adds to the pool of candidates looking for a role.
CV-Library gathered data from its own site to put this table together.