Research Summary. Job interviews might be a nerve-wracking experience, but breaking the process down into facts and figures might make it seem a little less scary. After careful research, our team found that:
It takes the average person 24 weeks to go through the hiring and interview process and find a job.
On average, a candidate will get one interview request for every six applications they complete.
On average, women are 30% less likely to be selected for a job interview than men with similar qualifications and professional backgrounds.
The average corporate job opening gets 250 resumes — of those, between four to six will be called for an interview.
The interview process takes an average of 23 days.
The average applicant applies to 27 companies before landing an interview.
How Many Interviews Does it Take to Get a Job?
All job seekers have a 26.24% probability of receiving a job offer.
Generally speaking, those who apply for 21 to 80 job postings have a 30.89% chance of receiving a job offer and getting hired, while job seekers who submit more than 81 applicants have a 20.36% chance of getting hired.
After a job interview, it takes 20 to 40 days, on average, to receive a job offer. A rejected job offer usually comes five to eight weeks after a candidate’s first job interview.
Job seekers have a 36.89% chance of receiving a job offer after having one interview.
Professionals who have had at least one job interview after two months of submitting an application have a 36.89% chance of receiving a job offer, while those who have had no interview after two months have a 9.94% chance of receiving an offer.
Job seekers who have had three job interviews have a 51% chance of getting hired.
According to recruiters, people who have been selected for three job interviews have the greatest probability of receiving a job offer.
Those who have had two interviews have a 17% chance, those who have had four interviews have a 22% chance, and those who have five or more interviews have a nine% chance of getting hired.
What Percentage of Applicants Get an Interview?
Job seekers who apply for more positions receive more interviews.
Professionals who apply for one to ten jobs in a two-month period typically are asked to interview for 0 to two positions, while those who apply for 21 to 80 jobs usually have one to seven interviews.
Most job seekers receive one interview offer for every six applications they submit.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 47.3% of people who submit up to ten job applications and 35.1% of people who submit between 11 and 20 job applications receive one or two interview invitations.
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Average Length of a Job Interview
Job Interview Failure Statistics
Video and Phone Interview Frequency and Other Statistics
Job Interview Statistics by Age
Job Interview Statistics by Race