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Old 07-10-2013, 08:33 AM
 
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Hello,

I am just wondering, while you were looking for a job, how many applications/resume's did you complete?

For me, I typically tell my self for every 50 resumes, I will get an interview. For every 110 resumes, I will get a job offer. So far, that seems to be my ratio. I sometimes wonder if my resume is not good and leading to why I an completing so many applications. Or maybe perhaps it is just the market we are in. Also please note, I do not apply for random jobs, all of the jobs I apply for are always within my experience realm. Finance/Accounting. Fortunately, my market area has an abundance of these positions. I will also note, it takes about 3-5 months for me to land something.

What is it like for y'all?
I would like to keep the replies limited to those who are in professional fields, making at least $45k per annum.

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North Texas Metro Area, finance/accounting position, 6 yrs experience.

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Old 07-10-2013, 08:39 AM
 
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Probably close to 1000 but that doesn't mean much considering how easy it is to click a bunch of boxes and hit "Reply".
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:42 AM
 
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Probably close to 1000 but that doesn't mean much considering how easy it is to click a bunch of boxes and hit "Reply".
Over what time period, Position type, Metro Area?
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:52 AM
 
Location: Fort Washington, MD
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Hello,

I am just wondering, while you were looking for a job, how many applications/resume's did you complete?

For me, I typically tell my self for every 50 resumes, I will get an interview. For every 110 resumes, I will get a job offer. So far, that seems to be my ratio. I sometimes wonder if my resume is not good and leading to why I an completing so many applications. Or maybe perhaps it is just the market we are in. Also please note, I do not apply for random jobs, all of the jobs I apply for are always within my experience realm. Finance/Accounting. Fortunately, my market area has an abundance of these positions. I will also note, it takes about 3-5 months for me to land something.

What is it like for y'all?
I would like to keep the replies limited to those who are in professional fields, making at least $45k per annum.

Some other stats,

North Texas Metro Area, finance/accounting position, 6 yrs experience.

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It took me 0; I was scouted by my employers for all of my careers to date. Well, maybe you could say 1 because I was given an offer after giving a recruiter my resume, but I had no real intention of working for that organization at that time (I did not accept their offer).
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Old 07-10-2013, 08:56 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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For the kind of specialized work I do there were never that many local openings to apply for, I probably sent out 8 over 6 months and had interviews at 5 of them. The one I got started at $56k and after 4 years with 2 promotions am at about $80k.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:07 AM
 
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Three years, systems engineering, Southern California.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:08 AM
 
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For the kind of specialized work I do there were never that many local openings to apply for, I probably sent out 8 over 6 months and had interviews at 5 of them. The one I got started at $56k and after 4 years with 2 promotions am at about $80k.
5 ints. out of 8 apps. That is very good. You must have a very good resume and background.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:24 AM
 
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i didn't track things that carefully but i applied to hundreds of jobs. my best guess is 300 something. i'd say my interview rate was about 1 in 10-15. job offer ratio - 1 in 150?

i was looking in a few areas, and i was looking long distance, which i'm sure was a factor:

mid hudson valley
albany metro
western massachusetts
hartford ct
new haven ct
philadelphia

senior administrative assistant/project manager, 8 years' experience. no degree. i was looking for about 8 months.

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Old 07-10-2013, 09:26 AM
 
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I'd say from when I was last unemployed at least 100-120 before I got anything? My search was about 2-3 months.
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Old 07-10-2013, 09:32 AM
 
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Thousands at mcdonald's, grocery stores, retail, dishwashing, everything. Not a single response except for a few interview once or twice a year. I still don't have a job.
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