I just listened to the analyzing your job search - quantity podcast and I have some questions.
- When they talk about 25-50 leads as a good number, is that counting all applications submitted throughout your search or just the ones that are still "active" (where they haven't told you "no")?
- For an application submitted with no response positive or negative, at what point do you consider the application to be dead?
- For an interview conducted with no response positive or negative, at what point do you consider the process to be dead?
For context, I am mid-career. I have applied to 15 companies, mostly in the past 3.5 weeks (but a few earlier). I have done at least one interview with 7 of them, have an official "no interview" notification from 4, and no word yet from 4. Of the 7 that have interviewed me, I have 2 with future interviews planned, 1 "no" (they really wanted me, but the project got deprioritized), and 4 that I'm waiting to hear next steps. Two of the 4 were interviews I haven't heard back from were in the past week, the other two were 2-2.5 weeks ago.