Nobody wants to hire an unemployed person. It’s a problem that most recruiters — whether here in the U.K. or elsewhere — face. On several occasions, I’ve actually had clients request that I seek somebody already in work.
The increasing scarcity of jobs puts us in a tricky situation where:
- Employers can be pickier about who they hire;
- There are more jobless candidates (who nobody wants);
- People are reluctant to trade in a secure job for a new one.
Clients are demanding high caliber candidates while refusing to consider the talent that is actually available to us and them.