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how many jobs did you apply for before getting one watch

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    i feel like ive done alot of job hunting online for last couple of days. ive applied for about 8 jobs altogether. i have little experience. at the moment im pleased ive been productive but is it likely ill get atleast one offer?
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    It depends on your experience and who else has applied.
    Last year I applied for over 90 jobs before getting one.
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    In the past month I have applied for 12 jobs and have still had no luck.
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    In the past two months , I have applied for about a hundred jobs and have not got any!
    Pissed off!! somethings WRONG!
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    Don't hate me, but first one I applied for. Although it was only a part-time temp at a Supermarket, which has since turned into permanent with lots of OT(so far).
    Also applied for two other bank jobs, got and passed 1 telephone interview, and offered a telephone interview with another, but declined both as I've decided to stay with current job for awhile.

    I think alot of people just apply for too many jobs, and don't spend enough time getting the application forms perfect.:confused:
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    i only went out 1 day and handed by cv/application out to 3 stores in the one day and got a job out of it! it was part time in a clothing shop and i didnt stay long but i think i knew what to aim for and didnt just waste my time going for jobs i knew i wasnt going to get due to lack of experience/skills etc... it was my first job too!
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    I think if I could still remember, I applied for 8 applications everyday 3 times a week, I got an interview of only 3 for that week.
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    hundreds still no luck
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    I applied for loads. I started applying about exactly a year before I eventually got a job, and during that year I went round and handed out CV's about 4 times. In between that I posted off CV's and applied online for jobs as well. I was only interviewed for one other job before the one I got though.
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    I honestly applied for 1 job. I handed in my application at about 11 and had an interview at 4! However, this was probably just luck as many of my friends applied for loads as well, and I work in a care home - not very popular with students!
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    one. i was quite lucky lol
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    well loadz lifes not perfect.
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    I applied for one job early this month, and I got it.
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    i gave out 11 CVs on monday and had my first day of work today.
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    In the last 2 weeks, I physically walked into 29 retail stores and handed out about 21 copies of my CV.

    I have one interview on Thursday this week.

    It does take alot to get a job, I won't count the maybe 15 or so other jobs I have applied online since Jan before I switched my tactics to physically approaching stores.

    I think at the end of the day,it all depends on pure luck. There is no perfect application or CV or anything. Just pure luck.

    But with my sort of luck, I am likely to get declined the job on Thursday.
 
 
 
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