Do you know how many applications someone sends on average to land 1 job offer?
On average, an individual will send 100-200+ applications to receive one job offer. It may sound scary to see those numbers, yet if you break these numbers down to weeks, it means about 20 applications per week for 8-10 weeks. (And you def want to aim for more than one offer, because every company you interview might not be fit for you!)
The job search is a process that has a cycle which looks like this:
There is a ramp up time of about 2-3 weeks for the applications to show results, ranging from requests for interviews, technical/case study tests or a rejection message. Sometimes you can get a response on your application within days, sometimes it can take 1-2 weeks.
At the end of the day, landing a new job is the result of sending what will feel like A LOT of applications. Yet, this is OK given that there are a LOT of great companies out there.
When setting up a job search, create a resume and linkedin profile that is easy to read and connects all the dots for the hiring manage or recruiter.
Then focus on applying to those companies that are relevant to your interests. Don’t overdo it by applying endlessly, all day, everyday. You can easily find 15-20 relevant postings per week by checking and applying every couple days for openings.
Each time you apply, remember, you are increasing your chances of landing an offer!