Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library, comments: “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.”
The findings reveal that 146 jobs on the CV-Library website received between 500 and 3,000+ applications in July 2020. 44 of them received between 500 and 600 applications, 26 between 1,001 and 2,000 and 26 of them between 601 and 700 applications.