Employers no longer look at the length of service, experience and age of the applicant.
Analysts of the HR agency Start Tomorrow Recruitment surveyed London students and migrants, as well as British companies from various fields and found what employers need today.
Over the past year, hiring trends have changed dramatically. Today, employers do not require applicants to have an extensive portfolio with years of experience. According to a survey, 73% of employers and 68% of applicants are convinced of this.
“I realised that experience does not guarantee quality. I prefer to work with determined and motivated individuals who are driven to succeed, even if a person is still studying or just moved to the United Kingdom,” says Henry Thompson, a veteran of the recruitment industry.
The corporate world is changing its perception for hiring new employees – the experience and age of the applicant are no longer paramount. Today, 64% of employers believe that personality and motivation are more important than having a specific background, as employers are already willing to invest in training their new hires. This makes it easier to find work for young professionals and newcomers.
“According to the 2019 recruitment survey, London employers are readily providing vacancies to recent university graduates domestically and abroad. Employers are paying less attention to whether a potential candidate is someone from outside the UK,” says Jody Hollow, the managing director of Start Tomorrow Recruitment.
Start Tomorrow Recruitment will help young professionals find suitable vacancies and prepare them for interviewing with quality employers willing to take the chance to bring passionate people into the UK workforce.