Approximately how many job applications did you submit during your lifetime?Watch
Then again, you only need one successful interview so it doesn't really matter if you get that
interview rate was about 10%
In my life I have applied for over 1,500 jobs and had about 50 interviews which resulted in 7 jobs.
My worse period of unemployment was 15 months during which I applied for over 650 jobs and had about 17 interviews before securing a job.
My career was in IT as a computer programmer/support analyst. In those days we didn't have access to the internet and had no idea which technologies were trending. Websites like http://www.ITJobsWatch.co.uk make it much easier to identify which IT skills you need to learn in order to keep up to date.