I'm young, pretty experienced in my field (administrative, with a lot of experience in real estate), I do not possess a college degree and I am applying for jobs. I'm just looking to replace a retail enslavement position, but I'm applying to anything within a reasonable driving distance whether it's part time or full time. My other job is pretty flexible and I telecommute, so I can swing a full time job.
It's common sense that most applications sent appear to be faxed, emailed or snail mailed directly into a black hole. I've been actively looking for about a month or two now, with about 10 - 15 resumes sent out per week. I've had one real response, which lead to an interview. Which I believe I nailed, but apparently they found someone better or found a fault in the interview.
My question is, at what point is it reasonable to assume I'm doing something wrong? My cover letter is adjusted for every position and is always checked over, my resume is clean and professional (to my eye, anyway) and I'm getting very little echo. 80 (ish) resumes sent, 1 interview, 2 months, no position. Is this normal in today's job market?
How many resumes and interviews did you need to send out to get your current job? Why do you think that is?
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