Kohinoor wrote:geoduck wrote:bk1 wrote:cmraider wrote:I applied to more than 200 jobs in 2010
This really doesn't seem like a lot.
It is a lot. For example, were he collecting unemployment, he would be required to have three job search actions per week which include application submissions, interviews, and a few other things. He had 15 interviews over 52 weeks. (52*3)-15= 141 job application submissions that the government would have expected him to do were he on unemployment. He did 59 more than that or roughly 1.13 extra job applications per week with a total of 3.85 job searches per week. You think that finding 3.85 jobs per week that you actually qualify for is easy? At first you can easily beat that amount, but it gets hard after a while, especially if you are trying to stay in a field and not just take whatever shit job that won't even pay your rent.
Failpost. Craigslist is actually almost better than monster for a lot of industries and when every job posting is getting 20-200 responses, it hardly helps. My wife did the unemployed thing for 6 months applying 3-5 times a week... ended up getting only 3 interviews before finally nailing a position that wasn't even posted because they had kept her information after the interview.