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Average job applicants per job

Discussion in 'Employment & Jobs' started by ericrollo, Jul 25, 2009.

  1. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    Anyone remember how many people was applying for an IT based role before this whole economic collapse?
     
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  2. wagnerk
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    I remember that before the recession when we advertised for a IT Tech about 10-15 applied for the post. In march when we advertised for a IT Apprentice (so £80pw at the time, vs minimum wage for the entry level tech) we had between 25-30.

    If our plans to get another IT Apprentice gets approved in the next couple of months, I'll be estimating about 50-60, if not more...

    I've seen the amount of people applying for a couple of posts at our place (non-technical), about 4 times the amount as per normal.

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  3. ericrollo

    ericrollo Megabyte Poster

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    I have yet to get an interview for a job with less than 100 applicants....
    one apprentaship had over 500 applicants and an IT tech job on minimum wage had 150ish, got interviews though.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    Wow, so thats roughly tripled hasn't it! Its a double edged sword, if your an employer, your going to get more skills per £/$ I'd of thought but if your a jobseeker its going to be even harder to stand out from the crowd. I'm telling you soon as I get fully qualified I'm starting my own firm so I can get on the other side of the fence ha ha
     
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    Depends on role and other factors (location, salary etc) I suppose.

    Last interview a couple of months back they had about 50 apps.

    The reed site is useful as it tells you how many have applied for a job via the site (albeit via an agency). Unless I'm a real good match for the job description I don't bother where I see high numbers have applied.
     
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    jk2447 Petabyte Poster Moderator

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    I didn't know that. Putting numbers down is useful because as you say, unless I matched it exactly, I probably wouldn't apply either. Don't you just love it tho when you see a job and its as if it was written for you?! Doesn't happen often but makes me feel good to know somewhere else uses the same software/hardware as where I am now :D
     
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  7. wizard

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    On non-IT jobs I'm hearing about 400-500 applicants per job.
     
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    Sounds about right i helped to fill a vacancy in 2006 it was a MCSE position in the south east we had over 200 people apply and i would say it wasn't the best pay package.
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    I think somewhere around 13 or 14, but I might have miscounted.
     
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