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How Many Job Interviews Did You Have in 2008?

The recessive economy has made unemployment a new experience for many workers in 2008, and pounding the pavement in search of a new job means interviews are inevitable. Job interviews are the ultimate at putting job hunters on-the-spot, so props to you interviewees for holding your own in front of hiring managers and potential bosses. Whether you rocked them or not, how many job interviews did you go on during 2008?



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jessr1214 jessr1214 7 years
two...got the second one, thankfully.
graduatedsqueaks graduatedsqueaks 7 years
Both my boyfriend and I lost our jobs this year...and now our roommate lost her job, too. Both my boyfriend and I now have jobs (phew), but we're still holding out for our roommate to get a new job.
Frosti Frosti 7 years
I had 2 interviews in the past 2 months, and 1 telephone interview, to my surprise, I did not get the chance to have a face-to-face interview this time!! I guessed the HR did not satisfied with my answers. Even though I am experienced in that industry, I still feel so hard to get a job...
The-City-Girl The-City-Girl 7 years
One. I got the first job for which I interviewed 8-)
Jude-C Jude-C 7 years
Been at my current position since November of last year, so none.
sorrowja sorrowja 7 years
I interviewed for my current position. And then I started interviewing for a part-time positions else where which was such a waste of time. My hubby on the other hand had maybe about 5 and he is still looking.
Vaadsfweytes Vaadsfweytes 7 years
I'm graduating in a month and started looking for jobs 2 weeks ago. I got one offer which is great for my career, but I'm still waiting to hear from rest of the places I applied.
geebers geebers 7 years
I had two and started my job in August (was my second job interview). Glad but nervous because I dont know with this economy if we will be funded for next year. At least I am safe until August.
LoveSarah LoveSarah 7 years
One, but I kept the job I already had, so it was kind of a waste of time.
Ms_Magnificent1 Ms_Magnificent1 7 years
Yep...I had one interview for a promo in my same office and I got it :-).
Marni7 Marni7 7 years
None, thank god! I did conduct what seemed like a million interviews when hiring for my assistant position
fashionhore fashionhore 7 years
I have had four interviews, two part-time jobs and hopefully one full-time job offer coming this Monday after my fifth job interview this year.
Angela123 Angela123 7 years
I think just three...i got a job at the beginning of the year, then changed jobs in June and recently got a second job. So yeah, just those three.
Advah Advah 7 years
I applied to a sh*tload of jobs, got 1 interview and I got the job (my current job) - I consider myself lucky! Edinburgh *sucks* when it comes to job hunting. It's such a nightmare to even get interviews for jobs that pay nothing. :(
jewel123 jewel123 7 years
I have had about 15 and I am still looking since graduation in May. I just keep my head up and keep praying!
simplyfab87 simplyfab87 7 years
I've had 5 and still no job lined up for after graduation. Just gotta keep working at it
girlwparasol girlwparasol 7 years
i had between 5 and ten, but it's because i moved twice this year. (ok, maybe i wasn't paying attention to the economy...) i'm currently working a temp job that lasts through march, and i'm hoping that when it ends, i'll be able to find something else.
nuri nuri 7 years
I went on about 4 interviews, and got the last one (just under the hiring freeze!)
hibiscus96818 hibiscus96818 7 years
I got lucky this year and was able to keep my job, but I may have to start looking for a new one after the first of the year because my company is looking to cut costs and I might not have a job for very much longer. I hate job interviews! I never know what to say and I get very nervous when all attention is on me.
linditamaria linditamaria 7 years
i had about 10 interviews in the past month and a half. a lot of them were with some of the same firms, but it was stressful nonetheless. i start my new job tomorrow! woo hoo!
Spectra Spectra 7 years
I was unemployed for the first part of 2008 and I had probably 10-15 serious interviews, but the types of jobs in my area for people in my field are VERY hard to come by. So a lot of the jobs I interviewed for were looking for people that had more industrial experience. But once I got my current job, I was definitely psyched.
Jeny Jeny 7 years
Been with my firm for 2 years and we are pretty much recession proof... (I'm a Residential Relocation Realtor with specialization in Leasing in Houston so we almost coast through a recession).
Lilavati Lilavati 7 years
I had two on the same day and aced them both and now I love the job I chose - lucky me!
lemonbars lemonbars 7 years
I finally got a new job at the end of September. I had been casually looking for a new job since April but I really stepped up my job hunt in mid-July after some drastic changes at my previous job. At one point I was sending out anywhere from 30-60 resumes a day and I calculated for every 20-25 I was sending out, I was getting one call back. All the e-mailing/faxing/follow-up calls where a pain in the ass but it was worth it when I finally ended up where I am now with the job I was supposed to have, haha.
smileylo smileylo 7 years
i went on a few interviews to get my job i have now(maybe like 3 before). but now i'm hating this job ...5 months later and have been applying for other jobs... havent heard back from anyone yet. i've been looking at jobs on craigslist but no one gets back to me. so i sit here at the front desk miserable at my current job.
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