A strong UK labour market and low unemployment is tipping the balance of power back to candidates, with over a third (38 per cent) confident they will get a job within the next two months, according to comprehensive new research by totaljobs.com. This is a five per cent jump in candidate confidence levels since 2013.
- Yet nearly half (46 per cent) are prepared to relocate for the right job
- Over half (52 per cent) will not take work on zero hours contracts
- One in three think they’ll find their ‘dream job’
A survey of more than 6,000 UK candidates also revealed that today’s jobseekers are becoming more discerning when it comes to applying for jobs. Only one-in-five (21 per cent) will apply for any job going, compared to one-in-three (35 per cent) in 2013 – a fall of 40 per cent year-on-year.
For the right role, however, British jobseekers are willing to go the distance. A staggering 47 per cent are prepared to relocate for work. At 64 per cent, the proportion of jobseekers prepared to relocate is highest between those aged 21-24 years. Furthermore, at 53 per cent males are more willing to relocate than females and at 78 per cent.