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Internet job vacancies on the increase

Published: Thursday, 19 July 2007   Category: Graduate recruitment

Graduate jobseekers need to use the internet as a major source of vacancies after Jobcentre Plus research showed that the web was becoming increasingly popular with recruiters.

Employers looking for staff are increasingly turning to the internet. Last year 25 per cent of all vacancies were advertised online.

Overall, one in eight employers had used the internet to advertise a job vacancy. Jobseekers are already embracing the web with 2.2 million online jobseekers recording 6.6 million job searches.

According to an Association of Graduate Recruiters (AGR) survey the job market for graduates has remained buoyant, with the fourth consecutive yearly increase.

The number of graduate jobs available increased by 13 per cent, however the average wage starting wage for a graduate declined. The median for a graduate is now £23,500

There has also been an increase in competition for jobs with the average vacancy attracting 30 applicants.

The AGR are optimistic that the rises will continue.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18217411-ADNFCR

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