A new monthly Job Market Report from CV-Library has found job seeker activity rising alongside the number of advertised jobs. July proved to be popular among job seekers, with CV registrations, job searches and job applications all up on June figures – the latter by nearly 40 per cent. Mobile usage also continued to rise, with mobile job applications up by just over 10 per cent. These increases in job seeker activity run parallel with a rise in the number of advertised opportunities which has risen by over 20 per cent.
“It’s great to see some real improvements in the UK job market for both candidates and recruiters,” says CV-Library’s Managing Director Lee Biggins. “Receiving record breaking job applications and CV registrations in a summer month is virtually unheard of and demonstrates how many more employment opportunities there are. It will be interesting to see how the statistics compare in the following months.”
Alongside rising employment figures (Office for National Statistics, July 2013), CV registrations have increased year-on-year during July (up by just over 72 per cent) and month-by-month compared to June. This rise between June and July shows early indications of quarterly recovery during Q3 following a fall of nearly 10 per cent between Q1 and Q2. July even outperformed January by almost five per cent, when CV registrations were previously at their highest.
“Another highlight for CV-Library is the increase in mobile traffic and engagement,” notes Biggins. “The recruitment industry needs to keep an eye on these behavioural trends and ensure that we’re offering job seekers what they want.”