Your cost per interview; effective job searching?

If you are sending out 50 resumes,to get 10 interviews thatlead to one job offer, is that an effective ratio? I don’t profess to be a statistician, matter of fact, I didn’t do well in the class in college. What I do know is you should be spending your time on tasks that will lead to a job.

How do you measure the effectiveness of your job search? A lot of people spend $200 -$500 for resume writing services. If that resume generates 10 interviews for you, you’ve paid $20-$50 per interview. If that same resume opens the door to an opportunity that results in a job offer, you’ve paid between $200-$500 for that offer.

Don’t misinterpret what I’m saying here: I don’t know if it makes sense to use job metrics like this to track your search. I’m saying that if you have been looking fora job, and what you have been doing is not working, it may make sense to switch things up.

Keep a keen eye on what you are doing in terms of your search. Maybe you should use numbers to measure how successful your search is going.

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