Most recruiters at 64 percent say their clients are somewhat educated when it comes to hiring in this market, according to a new poll by Top Echelon Network, a group of specialized search firms.

Another 9 percent of respondents say their clients are very educated while about 27 percent of respondents report their clients aren't educated at all.

"What really jumps out is the fact that the percentage of recruiters that indicated their clients aren't educated at all was nearly three times more than the percentage that indicated their clients are very educated," says Matt Deutsch, communications coordinator of Top Echelon Network. "That's quite a disparity. The problem for recruiters is this: There are companies that are not in tune with market conditions. They're not aware of the challenges and obstacles that exist in terms of successfully finding and recruiting the talent they want. It's not simply a matter of posting a job opening on the Internet or looking for candidates on LinkedIn."

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