It’s Time to Reconsider “Entry Level” in Job Postings

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Every day, we monitor the millions of jobs in our Jobsindex for our job board clients. And we’ve noticed a trend: the jobs that employers tag as “entry level” greatly outnumber the searches for entry-level roles.

For context, there are currently 577,000 open roles tagged as entry level in our Jobsindex, compared with just 14,800 monthly searches for the term “entry-level jobs.”

Google search trends additionally show that today’s job seekers are seeking out entry-level jobs at historically low rates. Here’s why.

Many “Entry-Level” Jobs Require Years of Experience

In a 2021 survey, 47 percent of entry-level job seekers reported their top frustration was job listings with inappropriate experience requirements. These requirements for entry-level roles have a trickle-down effect.

When an entry-level role requires years of work experience, it diminishes candidate interest. This hurts job application rates. Fewer applications means positions stay open longer, worsening the pain of being understaffed.

For a specific example of how experience requirements hurt application rates, look no further than recent college graduates. Fifty percent reported not applying to an entry-level role for fear of being underqualified.

High turnover doesn’t appear to be stopping any time soon, either. More than 4.5 million people left their

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