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Old 11-06-2013, 03:41 PM
 
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Oh yes, I didn't answer the second part of OP. I said that I only applied for 6 jobs over the entire 4 month period that I was unemployed.

Well, every one of those 6 applications got me an interview. That's because I targeted only those positions where I knew my specific skills were in demand. In fact, out of those 6 I got two offers.
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Old 11-06-2013, 06:36 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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Oh yes, I didn't answer the second part of OP. I said that I only applied for 6 jobs over the entire 4 month period that I was unemployed.

Well, every one of those 6 applications got me an interview. That's because I targeted only those positions where I knew my specific skills were in demand. In fact, out of those 6 I got two offers.
I have a pretty similar situation. In my field I applied for about 15 jobs over 8 months. Most of those applications resulted in interviews. 2 offers, and two positions were in the thinking about it stage when I told them I had accepted a position and was withdrawing from their search.

Outside if my field I applied for a few dozen. Maybe 3 a week overall. These resulted in 2 interviews and two rejections. One contacted me a couple of months ago for an interview, and I have not yet heard back from about 60.

I suspect my success rate in my field is pretty typical for highly specialized, fairly senior people. The out of field positions I applied to were typically middle management level, but in parallel industries. I suspect my failure rate is also pretty typical.
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Old 06-03-2014, 03:07 PM
 
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In my field (the one that I have experience and a degree in): 3 a week. They don't come up too often in my area.
Outside of the field (jobs that I am qualified to do and can do): 5-10 a day. The applications themselves can be lengthy at times, and I'd love to apply for even more positions if that were at all possible.
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Old 07-14-2016, 12:28 PM
 
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Since I'm unemployed I have applied for 25+ Jobs in a 3 day span. My goal is to average about 10 Job apps per day
With the internet and now great websites like Indeed.com this makes it a lot easier than say 10 years ago where you had to call and drive to places

I have already had 3 phone Interviews and 2 Offers which I turned down cause they trying to low ball me


I got a couple more interviews lined up.

For anyone who is unemployed there is no reason for you not to be looking for a job a minimum of 4-8 hours a day

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Old 07-15-2016, 07:36 AM
 
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I wasn't unemployed yet. I was looking to leave my hostess job and work in the area I was studying in school. I sent out letters, emails, dropped some resume off in person for 3 weeks. I applied to 20 or so places. I got a few no back. Some said they would be hiring at different times. Most didn't reply. It took about 3 weeks before my current job replied and I was hired there within two weeks.

The job I have now was one I went in person to drop of my resume and none of these places had job postings. It took some time and I had pretty much given up on leaving my hostess job when that call came in.
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Old 07-15-2016, 10:41 AM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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For anyone who is unemployed there is no reason for you not to be looking for a job a minimum of 4-8 hours a day[/quote]

This is unrealistic for my area and my field. I've been unemployed for 7 months now and don't know what I have to do to get a job. Sometimes I do spend over 4 hours looking, then the next day and maybe the day after that I see the same jobs so I spend maybe an hour.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:47 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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When I was looking in 2009 I applied for a total of 5 jobs over a period of about 6 months. I got interviews for all of them, was selected for the last. I only applied for jobs with a reasonable commute, that paid enough to live on, and suited my somewhat specialized experience and skills. As it happens, there were not that many such jobs available at the time, and there are still not. I had been self employed so never got any kind of unemployment or other assistance, but we managed (barely) with savings and credit cards.
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Old 07-18-2016, 09:25 AM
 
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When I was looking back in 2009-10, there weren't that many jobs in my field to which I could apply and I was willing to move all over the state. I would say I probably applied to 1-3 jobs a week and I spent a good amount of time looking. The level of competition was unreal- probably 50-100 applications or more for a position. I would say I interviewed for at least 10-12 before getting a job because most employers saw it as an employers' market and would interviewer upwards of 10 people for each opening.
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Old 07-21-2016, 08:59 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Last time I was looking it took about 1 month to land a decent job. I would say I had done roughly 10 applications/submitted resumes a week. I was quite selective, looking for something that would fit the work schedule I needed. I had approximately 5-6 interviews. One of which I turned down, not right at all. I had another that I really wanted, went through a phone interview and 4 in person interviews.. Was terrible.. Questions were brutal. It didn't work out. One other I was close to accepting but when I was asked to interview for another job(one with better pay) I tried to stall the other out. Thankfully it worked out in the end, I was happy with the position I got.
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Old 07-27-2016, 06:28 PM
 
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I haven't been unemployed, but when my last employer let me know I would be getting laid off soon, I applied to about several - dozen jobs daily (there would also be days when I sent zero apps out). I received a few dozen interview requests, got 3 job offers and settled on a new position within 3-4months
Why even post in this thread then

HMMMMM

Now a few dozen interview requests , got 3 job offers etc.....

Sounds fishy to me , are you a professional fisherman ?
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