The 9 Week Job Search

I recently helped a job seeker get a job in 9 weeks, from start to finish. The search took place during the holidays, meaning a week and a half were out of bounds for interviews (including networking interviews) but that time could be spent on applications.

People are often surprised by the number of applications, networking meetings, and interviews it actually takes to get a new job. If you put in the effort as described in this post, you can get your new job a lot faster.

There were a total of over 120 job applications, 45 informational interviews, and interviews for 35 different jobs. As you can see, applications and networking were front loaded in the first few weeks, then tapered off as the candidate started landing actual job interviews.

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