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Growth in HR job opportunities for graduates

Published: Wednesday, 13 January 2010   Category: Sales and recruitment

A career in HR may prove the most likely for graduate job hunters as the field has experienced a third consecutive monthly rise in terms of vacancies, it has been revealed.

The Monster Employment Index has shown an eight per cent rise in the number of HR positions advertised online between November and December, a climb from 66 to 71 in terms of its baseline scale.

Speaking to Personnel Today, Jonathan Der, a senior economist at Monster Worldwide, claimed that the move may also be a strategy for an even larger recruitment drive in the future, which may appeal to graduate job hunters.

He said: "Companies take on HR staff to enable them to take on more staff in the future. The general idea is that HR increases first then other industries follow.

"We expect to see that after the HR industry has its staffing in place - then we would see a bigger turn around in other industries as far as hiring goes."

Meanwhile, new research from Sheffield Hallam University and the University of Dundee has revealed that a lack of opportunities in certain sectors have caused men to apply for jobs traditionally seen to be completed by women.ADNFCR-1068-ID-19555455-ADNFCR

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