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Shortage of qualified applicants cited in recent survey

by Pat 14. June 2012 14:10

Now is the time to apply like never before.

Although Avjobs.com applicants are applying for jobs available in the Avjobs Applicant System, other applicants appear to be taking the day off?

A recent survey from the Manpower Group cited that almost 49% of employers in North America are reporting difficulty in filling positions due to the lack of available talent. According to Manpower, "This figure represents the highest proportion of employers reporting difficulty since the start of the economic downturn in 2008 and a 4% increase over last year's survey"  For a complete copy of the survey, click here.

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Of course we can give you all kinds of tips on how to get your next job or make a career change, but in the end its all up to you. If you don't take action, you'll never experience change. You need to take the first step.

First and foremost, you need to apply for jobs. Finding the jobs and getting your paperwork together is half the battle. That's where Avjobs comes in. The Avjobs Applicant System will automatically prepare your resume to professional aviation standards, and is packed with thousands of jobs that need to be filled "yesterday." That's right, "YESTERDAY!"

It is a common misconception that all jobs are filled in 30-45 days. The fact is, most jobs go unfilled for more than 180 days due to the lack of qualified applicants. Recruiting qualified applicants is a much more complex problem than most applicants think. Applicants stop applying, because they ASSUME the position is filled, and the position goes unfilled for an even longer period of time. In most cases, the older a posting is, the fewer applicants will apply for it.

Employers post and manage their own jobs in our system. When their postings get filled, they remove them. Avjobs provides the framework to make the recruiters' job easier. If the posting is still in the system, it is there for a reason. You should apply for every position that you are qualified for and interested in.

Before developing our Applicant System, we sent a questionnaire to over 7000 participating Avjobs Employers. The request to remove the "Date Posted" field from job postings was unanimous. The average time to fill a vacant position (among responders) before using the Avjobs.com Employer System was 204 days. Some even reported that they had the same position open for up to 2 years.

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