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HR jobseeker confidence bounces back in March

Written by Kimberley Startup | March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

Confidence levels among HR jobseekers have bounced back strongly as job vacancies in human resources, recruitment and training become more plentiful, according to leading HR job site Changeboard*.

Respondents to Changeboard’s latest Jobseeker Confidence Index survey reported an increased availability of jobs relevant to their skills, experience and location in March.

On a scale of 1 to 10, jobseekers rated the availability of relevant jobs at 4.3 on average (up from 4.1 in February and January 2011).

Respondents also expressed greater confidence about their chances of securing a job interview and of being offered a job.

Jobseekers were even more positive about their prospects of receiving a job offer in the next three months – at 4.6 (up from 4.4 last month).

Analysis of survey results

Rob Willock, Changeboard’s Chief Operating Officer, commented: “Our third Jobseeker Confidence Index demonstrates a solid bounce back in jobseeker confidence following a relatively depressed February.

“This coincides with a marked increase in the number of quality vacancies we are currently advertising on Changeboard. Blue-chip private sector employers are noticeably more active in the recruitment market, and are being rewarded with high numbers of job applications from qualified and experienced HR professionals.

“The retail, FMCG, media and consulting sectors are particularly buoyant,” remarked Willock.

“As a result of the increased recruitment activity, candidates feel more confident about their chances of securing an interview and ultimately being offered a job.”

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