Twenty applicants for every vacancy in London.
The average number of applicants for every vacancy in London stands at 20, sounds bad? Then the figure for the Isle of White is even worse at 24 applicants per vacancy.
The figure quoted is of course an average figure with some vacancies being heavily oversubscribed and others receiving no applicants at all.
From our perspective if we let it be known we are seeking a Business Analyst we will receive so many CV’s from “wannabes” that we spend hours of our time rejecting applicants that do not meet the criteria which slows down the process of identifying the right people: whereas trying to find a good cash management sales person with language skills is as rare as hens teeth. Before you send in a CV we are looking for neither at present, though people with foreign language skills are always of interest. (more…)