Lee Biggins, Founder of CV Library, has put out a very interesting article today detailing the top turn offs for job seekers.
My own views mirror the findings in this report. I see lots of job ads that are too 'wishy washy' or too long. Maybe after reading this, in-house recruiters might start to rethink what they are putting out into the candidate market, as a few edits would certainly produce better results for employers and candidates alike.
In today’s competitive job market, candidates have quickly become more demanding than ever before, setting off on their job hunt with a strict set of criteria in mind. In fact, new research has found that over three quarters (79.2%) of UK workers are not willing to compromise on certain areas when looking for a job, with 18.2% revealing that a low advertised salary would put them off a role entirely. The research, which was conducted by the UK’s leading independent job site, CV-Library, surveyed 1,000 UK workers and found that candidates are growing increasingly impatient with their job hunt, with many refusing to settle for anything less than the best opportunities. In fact, according to those surveyed, the following aspects would most likely put them off a job altogether: