Legal Sector Is One of the Best for Hiring in Right Now

If you’re looking to ramp up your hiring efforts this summer then now is definitely the right time, as new data from CV-Library, reveals that applications for legal jobs jumped up by a staggering 19.9% in the second quarter of 2019.

What’s more, the findings, which compared job market data from Q2 2019 with the same period last year, found that average pay in the legal industry increased by 2.4% In fact, salaries rose from £33,593 in Q2 2018, to £34,414 in Q2 2019.

Lee Biggins, founder and CEO of CV-Library comments on the findings: “Candidate confidence is picking up and it’s fantastic to see professionals react to the UK jobs boom – particularly within the legal industry. The market has certainly been mixed this year, but it’s clear that the delay in Brexit has prompted many professionals to consider looking for a new job.”

“At the same time, salaries are rising and while money isn’t everything when it comes to job satisfaction, if you’re keen to earn a higher wage then moving jobs within the construction could well be your best bet. This is because businesses are desperately trying to attract more people to their roles and have no choice but to push up their pay packets in order to do so.”

Despite these positive trends, the data reveals that there were 1% less construction jobs on offer during this period, suggesting that employers may be feeling nervous about their hiring efforts.

Biggins continues: “Salaries have been increasing for some time now and it’s no secret that this is because companies are struggling to hire. Indeed, many have started to hold back on their hiring efforts, hence the fact that we saw a drop in job growth last quarter. At the same time, we know that employers are trying to be more proactive in their hiring efforts, sometimes opting to headhunt over advertising their vacancies.”

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