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Most graduate job applications receive no response whatsoever


New research by, the largest independent graduate job board in the UK, reveals that in most cases employers do not respond to applications for graduate schemes and jobs.

Graduate job seekers fail to hear anything at all in response to three out of five of their applications. (The average ratio of applications made to no response received is 1.61:1.) This often leaves graduates experiencing a frustrating period of anxious anticipation waiting for news as to whether their application is successful or not.

The research – which required graduate job seekers to consider all the application methods and information sources they use to find a career – shows that for every five of the applications they submit, only once will graduates receive notification from an employer that their application has been unsuccessful. (The average ratio of applications made to receiving a notification of being unsuccessful is 5.54:1.)