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I am not sure which one is grammatically correct. It could be both or none. Could you select which sentence would be grammatically correct?

The only difference between the sentences is even to vs. to even:

  1. Students over the age of 16 who are considering to be employed by business companies should be incredibly concerned; it is extremely difficult to even get an opportunity for an interview.

  2. Students over the age of 16 who are considering to be employed by business companies should be incredibly concerned; it is extremely difficult even to get an opportunity for an interview.

  • What rule of English grammar do you purport this to be a violation of? You should look instead to “considering to be employed”, which is incorrect. – tchrist Apr 12 '15 at 16:16
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First of all, this must be corrected (thanks, tchrist):

who are considering to be employed --> who are considering employment

Now, to your choices: none of the two is the best.

The way to do it: Go to Google Books (not vanilla Google); select and test your critical cores.

The best (and the most natural) is at the top here:

"difficult to get even an" About 1,990 results

"difficult even to get an" About 246 results

"difficult to even get an" About 127 results

Grammatical reason: it is considered best for clarity's sake to place the emphasizer ("even," here) closest to the entity of interest.

  • Neither of the two is better (than the other). Best applies to three or more. – tchrist Apr 12 '15 at 16:01
  • When I said "the best" I referred myself to the available choices, which here are at least three:-) – Marius Hancu Apr 12 '15 at 16:13
  • You really should explain that “considering to be employed” is the actual grammatical error. There is no grammatical error with the placement of evan here, only better and worse positioning for the strength of the sentence. – tchrist Apr 12 '15 at 16:23

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