Six Statistics That Will Change The Way You Apply To Jobs
There’s no way to sugar coat this: Amidst a public health pandemic
and economic depression, it is a difficult time to be searching for a
job. It is very easy to get discouraged, however there are job
opportunities out there, so it’s just about being persistent,
highlighting your value, and being strategic with your job search. With
that in mind, I wanted to share six statistics that will change the way
you apply to jobs.
There is a lot of information out there, and it’s easy to get
overwhelmed with the amount of data at your fingertips, but it’s
important to be aware of the current market. Forbes originally gathered these statistics together,
and my hope is that sharing these six statistics that will change the
way you apply to jobs will help provide insight into the job search
process so you can successfully navigate this challenging time and
secure job that is in line with your goals!
From these 250 applications, about 2% receive interviews according to Workopolis (only 0.2% at Google get hired and usually only with an internal referral).
- Each online job posting receives an average of 250 resumes (however large companies such as Google receive up to 3,000,000 per year).
In fact, it’s
estimated that as many as 40% of hires come from the referral pool.
Given that the referral pool equates to about 7% of applicants,
non-referral applications are at a disadvantage.
- Referrals have been noted to have a 50% shot of getting an interview whereas for non-referrals, that rate drops to just 3%.
That number increased to 91% if the referral came from a director-level employee or above.
- Data shows that more than 60% of job seekers who were recommended by a current employee were hired.
Read all 6 statistics and the complete article.
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