The Office for National Statistics has indicated a sharp decline in job vacancies over the three months to July 2008, with most sectors decreasing in activity over the quarter (down 47,000 compared to the same period last year). The most affected sectors are distribution, hotels and restaurants (down 17,700) and business services (down 16,200). [source: Office for National Statistics] This is the clearest indicator yet that the slowing economy is talking its toll on the labour market.

This means that in all market sectors, competition has never been greater for our candidates. Research and preparation for interviews is all important to ensure success. See our candidate clinic for preparation and interview tips here and look at the feedback in posted in July from happy candidates who found it useful…

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