A survey has suggested that job-hunting graduates are sending out far fewer applications than might be expected.
New research from Totaljobs.com reveals that a third of graduates send 20 applications per month – that’s five per week, or one for each working day. And they are the industrious ones – one in six send out just five applications per month. If that’s true, what’s taking you so long?
Graduate Fog thinks this is fascinating – and we want to hear from you. Are employers asking for too much from applicants, with lengthy forms that take you hours of research and writing? Or do you struggle to find the motivation to send more than five per week, when so few employers even reply to acknowledge your application?
Do you find it takes you a day to double-check an application to ensure it’s word-perfect? Or are you working a day-job at the same time as job-hunting, and when you only have lunchbreaks, evenings and weekends, you find it hard to send more than five applications per week? How many applications have you sent out this week – and why wasn’t the number higher? Have your say below…