Approximately how many job applications did you submit during your lifetime?

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And approximately what percentage got back to you with a response (i.e. first interview invitation)
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I have applied to so many jobs and so far I've only been for one interview lol. What about you?
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The number of jobs I've applied to is uncountable and the number of interviews I've had is countable. So the percentage is probably not great

Then again, you only need one successful interview so it doesn't really matter if you get that
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it took me about 200 tailored applications to get a new job
interview rate was about 10%
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I have applied to about 50 jobs and only got one interview so far. I haven't even heard back from them. My friend quickly got a job and then got offered another job. Some people are just lucky I guess
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I am in my 60s and I have retired.

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.
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Applied for loads due to being unemployed for last year until recently. Quite good at getting interviews, make the effort with CV and cover letter.
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I have lost count over the years
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