The effect that the coronavirus pandemic has had on the jobs market has been huge. Research from CV-Library revealed that overall job numbers plummeted by 62.7% in Q2 2020, compared to the previous year and by a further 61.2% quarter-on-quarter as businesses struggled to function during the pandemic.
As a result, applications for even entry-level jobs have soared. CV-Library explained that the competition for current roles has intensified to the point at which applications are up across the board by an average of 32%. In June, there were a reported 106% more applicants battling for jobs than in the same period in 2019.
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