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Old 07-05-2018, 07:55 PM
 
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I am applying for jobs that are a step up from my current position. Attempting to go from a mid level position to a senior level position. Getting interviews on for roughly 1/2 of what I have applied to, but no offers yet.

Have gone on 3 interviews so far and no offers. Do you think that’s a concerning number? Should I back off and wait another year or two for more experience? Last time I was job searching I got hired immediately after the first company I interviewed at.
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Old 07-06-2018, 06:12 AM
 
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I am applying for jobs that are a step up from my current position. Attempting to go from a mid level position to a senior level position. Getting interviews on for roughly 1/2 of what I have applied to, but no offers yet.

Have gone on 3 interviews so far and no offers. Do you think thatís a concerning number? Should I back off and wait another year or two for more experience? Last time I was job searching I got hired immediately after the first company I interviewed at.
Industry?
Prospective job title?
State/Region?

This will all have an impact on the chances and timeline. But I would say 3 interviews are not enough. Are we talking VP/Director level? That could take up to a year or more if you don't already have fires burning and are starting cold.
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Old 07-06-2018, 08:46 AM
 
Location: Denver CO
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Moving from mid-level management to the corner office requires many things: the right experience, expertise and top-notch performance. It also requires interviews--and lots of them.
https://www.forbes.com/sites/elenaba.../#1b8cc4847a19

The article also has some good advice on how to improve your interviewing experience
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Old 07-06-2018, 09:50 AM
 
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I don't think that is a lot considering you are applying for a senior position. You are getting interviews, so they are seeing something they like. Hang in there, it is tough out there.
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Old 07-10-2018, 10:41 AM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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In every case you are competing with others. You may be one of 5-50 people being interviewed, so your chances of being selected are low. Every time you are going to improve your interview skills, with practice and experience helping. When I got my job here in 2009 it was my 4th interview. Two of the first 3 told me that I was their second best candidate. Hopefully for you the 4th time will "be the charm" too!
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Old 07-10-2018, 09:42 PM
 
Location: Western Washington
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I think I interviewed at 6 places during my last search.
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Old 07-13-2018, 06:53 AM
 
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3 face to face plus a phone interview was the max and I got the offer.
It was 10 years ago.
And it was not a senior level, more mid level position.
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