But it is not possible to get a good job without going through such a process.The more interviews a prospective employee goes on, the more likely he/she will finally receive a desirable job offer.But when struggling to do something, such as find a job, it is important to know what your chances are, so that you do not become demoralized after repeated disappointments. They do not mean that such efforts are doomed to failure.
That means that an applicant can be turned down, or ignored, forty or fifty times in a row without there being anything wrong with his/her application.
The high rate of rejection is not an argument against sending in these applications; it is an argument for sending in more and more of them.
If the chance of success is only two percent, the odds begin to favor the applicant if he/she responds to four or five hundred job possibilities.
The problems inherent in this process are two: it is difficult to find four or five hundred job possibilities, and This same process of pursuing statistically unlikely opportunities is required for success in many endeavors, for example, publishing a novel, or trying out for a professional sports team, or leading a successful rock band. Some young men and women meet in high school; and sometime later, perhaps years later, they marry.
Some commonplace things seem to happen without special premeditation, effortlessly.
We grow up, find work, find someone to marry, have children and accomplish other such purposes without paying them much attention. Perhaps that is true for some people; but certainly not for everyone, and probably not for most.Most of the effortless success that others seem to have is an illusion.Most of life’s problems are not solved easily or automatically.Putting it simply, good things happen to people sometimes just by luck alone, without much effort, but not often. Is it likely that the first house you look at will turn out to be the house of your dreams? More likely you will have to look at fifteen or twenty houses before you decide to buy one.If you look at one house every week or so, this process can take a long time.If you look at ten or twenty houses in a week or so—which is possible—you can find that house pretty soon. I think everyone should always be looking for a new job, in case a better job shows up unpredictably, as they do from time to time. Interviewing requires putting yourself up for someone else’s approval, or disapproval.