Apologies if this is a repost, It’s my first time posting on here.
I wanted to open up a discussion about the junior/entry level job market and Covid19.
Has anyone had much luck recently in getting their first position in the industry?
I have noticed a real shift in the past few months since lockdowns began in the seniority levels of roles advertised as well as the requirements needed for roles, it seems almost at the point where junior roles have all but vanished and mid level roles have become more scarce. The few that remain seem to have really upped the requirements, or are senior roles and any junior roles that do pop up are receiving insane amounts of applications. I spoke to a recruiter that received over 2000 applications for one position. I’m pretty proactive in looking for work, applying positions that don’t even mention junior, contacting companies directly, or talking to recruiters rather than just firing out applications but even that recently seems to be leading to dead ends with no replies.
It would be great to hear any experiences others have had recently, I’m a pretty positive person so keep going, but damn it’s tough out there at the moment. I won’t go into my background/skills much as I don’t want this to be about me personally but any advice or personal experiences would be great.