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Job Search Timeframes

 
#1 Job Search Timeframes
19/05/2009 15:32

Fresh Job Seeker

Hi all,

With the recent spate of redundancies, I'm interested to know peoples experiences in finding employment in the current market.

How long have you been searching?

How many applications/interviews did you apply/attend before obtaining a job offer?

Did you settle for a lower position/salary?

Thanks.

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#2 RE: Job Search Timeframes
19/05/2009 17:48

ThreeMonther to Fresh Job Seeker (#1)

Long term average 6 applications per interview.

Last time I was job hunting:

1 application

1 interview

1 offer

This time round:

3 months looking

66 applications

0 interviews

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#3 RE: Job Search Timeframes
19/05/2009 18:23

The Hunter to ThreeMonther (#2)

Its an interesting job market at the moment, my experience;

11 weeks looking

15 applications

5 interviews

4 offers (I withdrew from the other interview process)

The offer I accepted is for a position slightly lower than previous role but with a view to promotion at the end of the year.

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#4 RE: Job Search Timeframes
19/05/2009 18:57

Nick to The Hunter (#3)

The Hunter,

Congratulations on the multiple job offers, I can only dream of securing just 1 offer at the moment!

May I ask what your area your professional expertise lies in? What level were you in your old job?

Cheers,

Nick

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#5 RE: Job Search Timeframes
19/05/2009 19:09

The Hunter to Nick (#4)

Sure, I am/was engagement manager in Tier 1 firm moving to a boutique, I'm a Financial Service specialist.

I'm not saying easy out there, but things are moving. Good luck to all looking.

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#6 RE: Job Search Timeframes
20/05/2009 14:13

Nick to The Hunter (#5)

Its no wonder that your job hunt was a short & sweet process.

I think it'll be harder for those of us from Tier 2/3 firms though

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#7 RE: Job Search Timeframes
20/05/2009 19:32

anon to Nick (#6)

Not so - if you're in a tier 2/3 firm you're more likely to have hands-on business improvement experience (and realistic salary expectations). Both are in high demand in the job market.

In contrast, those leaving "tier 1" firms are in direct competition with all the ex-bankers who are targeting the same jobs, with similarly 'hands-off' experience.

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#8 RE: Job Search Timeframes
21/05/2009 07:57

job seeker4 to anon (#7)

I am from tier2 and have realistic salary expectations. Where is the "high demand"?

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