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Is the IT tech UK industry flooded?

Discussion in 'The Lounge - Off Topic' started by Juelz, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. Juelz

    Juelz Gigabyte Poster

    And by this I mean too many applicants and not enough jobs? My friend seems to think so.
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  2. Pseudonym

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    It might be, but the entire UK job market in general is flooded. It's hard to get a job stacking shelves if you have no experience doing it. The key is being an outstanding candidate that employers will find it difficult to ignore. Having a good CV is also key. The majority of the time agencies will be dealing with recruitment, and they just do keyword searches to whittle through CVs as far as I'm aware. If you can get agencies looking at your CV, then you can get an interview. Which is 2/3 of the battle imo.
  3. JK2447
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    I haven't dipped into the job market for a very long time so not the best to comment but I do have a number of cousins in their late teens, early twenties finding it near impossible to get a job. It's quite worrying how difficult it is for the younger generation. Hopefully something changes soon
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  4. wagnerk
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    Yes and no, imo...

    At entry level (eg tier 1), yes. Lots of people want to get into IT, this covers anyone from no qualifications & experience to people that have (up to) degrees & (up to) 1 year experience - personally I've seen up to 35 people apply for an entry level post we had.

    Higher up, it's different, as they are now looking for certain skills, qualifications, experience, etc...
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  5. Sparky
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    For entry level jobs there seems to be lots of applicants – think the record is around 100 applications for a job we had advertised at work.

    Also it’s too easy for people to apply for jobs through websites so there is always a flood of applications after a job is posted – hence why some companies use recruitment agencies to hopefully get some suitable people to interview.
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  6. Apexes

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    Agree with the last 2 comments. Entry level there are tons.

    Similar - we had a job posted for level 1 helpdesk and we got 60 replies within 2 days. been put to me to sift through the applications and pick them out, i can see why people use recruitment agencies now.

    Opposite way for senior roles imo, i get calls weekly about contracts on this and that, and there is a fair bit of work out there.

    However, as I've found i can't do what i want without going to London, and i hate London. so i'm moving 5,000 miles away to the states instead later in the year :D
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