Statistics wasn’t my favorite class, but I need them for many things. They are used for many things from voting to purchasing decisions. You can achieve success in your job search using statistics.
How is your job search going? Are you getting interviews? Are your interviews turning into offers?
The answer to are you getting interviews can be found with your résumé. The purpose of the résumé is to get you an interview. To determine the success of your résumé, keep track of how many resumes you send out. If it is posted online, check to see how many views it‘s getting. If you’re getting calls for either to find out more information or to set up interviews are close to the number of sent resumes, you are doing well. But if it isn’t, there is something wrong with your résumé. Have your résumé looked at to see where changes need to be made. This can be done if you are looking for one type of job or several.
The same approach goes for interviews. If you are going on interviews, but not getting to the next round or an offer, there is something about your interviewing. Ask someone to conduct a mock interview with you and video it. Have that person or another view the video to see what’s going on. They should be looking for attitude, annoying phrases, nervous movements (like clicking a pen repeatedly), negative body language, facial expression, and your answers to the questions.
The job search is a process where each step builds upon the previous. Finding where the problem can easily be found by looking at the numbers. And when you make the appropriate changes, you will find success.