Succeeding in the Job Search Today [INFOGRAPHIC]

The job search today is like a roller coaster -- intense, fast, sometimes even scary. However, if you’re prepared and have enough information in your arsenal, you’ll do a much better job at succeeding in the job search, now and in the future.


To help you, we compiled an infographic that illustrates the job search today and how job seekers can navigate through. Some takeaways to note include:

  • There were 3.6 million job openings at the end of 2012

  • The average number of applications submitted per job is 118

  • 20 percent of job applicants get interviews

  • 56 percent of employers reported that a candidate rejected their job offer in 2012

Check out the full infographic below and let us know your thoughts in the comments!

What do you think? What are some other ways to succeed in the job search?


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Alan Carniol

Alan is the creator of Interview Success Formula, a training program that has helped more than 80,000 job seekers to ace their interviews and land the jobs they deserve. Interviewers love asking curveball questions to weed out job seekers. But the truth is, most of these questions are asking about a few key areas. Learn more about how to outsmart tough interviewers by watching this video.