Employers are increasingly looking for job candidates to exhibit environmentally-friendly credentials, according to the findings of a new study.

Produced by fish4jobs, the research indicates that a third of recruiters claim they would turn down an applicant if their green credentials were not adequate.

Moreover, 11 per cent of employers revealed they ask potential employees about their commitment to the environment during the interview process.

"Companies are under constant pressure to exercise eco-friendly policies and therefore jobseekers should be aware that having the right green credentials could mean the difference between being hired or cast aside," stated Joe Slavin, chief executive officer at fish4jobs.

The study also found that jobseekers too are concerned over the environment, with 12 per cent of those questioned reporting that they investigate a firm’s green credentials before applying for a position.

In related news, research published earlier this month by Peninsula suggested that 88 per cent of managers admitted to having given jobs to the best looking interviewees.