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Teddy Ruxpin
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re: How many positions did you apply for before being hired on?

Graduated law school in May 2011, first day of work was October 31st, 2011

I had gotten a bit lazy applying for a while there, since I knew kids from my school with top of the class grades were having trouble. But I got back on it with a little prodding and have a pretty relaxed (most of the time) gig working from home with decent pay that I just happened into. Feel pretty lucky.

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lnomm34
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re: How many positions did you apply for before being hired on?
Pretty similar story here. I was slated to graduate in May 2010 with a Master's of Science in Engineering from LSU. I started applying around October or November of 2009. I probably applied to around 50 positions. Ended up with two interviews and two offers. One was with the State of Louisiana and one with the company I'm working for now. I really, really lucked out with my current position. Timing was just right. I accepted the position at the end of February 2010 and started work May 2010, immediately after I was finished with my thesis defense and all graduate school requirements, with no lull in employment.

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Dexter1024
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re: How many positions did you apply for before being hired on?
Applied with 4 cpa firms this semester, received 3 offers.


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UncleLogger
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re: How many positions did you apply for before being hired on?
I applied to about 20-30 places. Got 4 interviews, 3 job offers.

ETA: I was applying for some jobs that I wasn't qualified for and didn't realize it at the time though.
This post was edited on 11/27 at 8:41 pm


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Sigma
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Fairhope, AL
Member since Dec 2005
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re: How many positions did you apply for before being hired on?
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I'm graduating with my Ph.D. in 6 months or so (not a worthless Ph.D., mind you - Chemistry), and its shaping up to be a long process.


PhD in Chemistry here. Went the industry route, started working in December, defended in May. Still with the same company....6 years now.

C&E News yearly jobs report came out recently and painted a pretty bleak hiring picture for PhDs at all levels. What's been your experience?


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