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Jobs competition 'set to increase'
Monday, 17 November 2008
Graduate Job sector Reports
Competition for jobs will increase as employers offer fewer roles and become more selective over who they hire, it has been suggested.
In comments which may be of interest to those seeking graduate jobs, Adecco Retail managing director Steven Kirkpatrick commented that the recruitment market is more competitive at present than it has been for a long time.
He added that this did not necessarily mean firms were not looking to hire - suggesting that high-calibre graduates should still be able to secure desired roles.
More so, Mr Kirkpatrick predicted employers were likely to conduct "a little window shopping" as they sought new additions in the coming months.
"They will want to stay close to the market to make sure that they still have access to the best people when they become available, but will not necessarily be hiring as freely as they have done in recent years," he added.
According to figures published by the Office for National Statistics on November 12th, the number of unemployed people, the unemployment rate and the claimant count have all increased in the UK during the last month.