There may be quite a bit more competition during the hiring process than job seekers realize: recent studies indicate that for every posted entry level position, an average of over 140 applications are received. For full-time, skilled-labor jobs, a company may receive over 90 resumes for each listed opening. Workers are looking for attractive wages, but many choose flexibility and variety over traditional office work.
An increase in the availability of home-based employees has also made competition for jobs more fierce: companies can now choose from the best talent from across the country instead of needing to settle on the most competent employees in their local areas. Around the world, recruiting managers report that they prefer quality employees and that they use that as a measure of thei