As a recruiter, you know someone out there is the ideal person for the position you’re trying to fill. The hard part is finding them in a pool of candidates that grows larger by the day.
Millions of people have lost their jobs during the COVID-19 pandemic, which saw US unemployment peak at 14.7 percent in April. That’s to say nothing of the many currently employed people — as much as 58 percent by some estimates — who look for new job opportunities at least monthly.
By October 2020, unemployment decreased to 6.9 percent. Approximately 900,000 private sector jobs were gained that month alone, and we’ll likely see retail and hospitality jobs continue to grow as we head into a busy holiday season.