How many job interviews are too many? How many job interviews will you fail before you get a job? The founder of The Shortlisted Magazine was… well, shortlisted by over 99 companies and carried out more than 120 interviews in 5 years across 4 different countries, between 2010 and 2015 in France, Italy, Spain and the UK. Between 2010 and 2015, she has been shortlisted for one or more job interviews from the below 99 companies and organisations based in France, Italy, Spain and the UK*.
Out of these 99 companies, she carried out a total of 120 job interviews, 76 in person and 44 over the phone or on Skype; 3 were group interviews, and 15 times the interview never took place for interesting reasons.
21 times she has been offered a job, a paid internship or a regular freelance position after the interview; she only accepted six offers.
* This list doesn’t include the companies that have contacted her for irregular freelance assignments nor those that have shortlisted her for written tests or assessments but haven’t invited her for a job interview at the end. It doesn’t include either the companies or organisations that interviewed her between 2003 and 2009 and from 2016 onwards in the United States, Italy, France, Spain, Cyprus and Belgium.
The recruitment agencies behind several of these roles are not mentioned here either, but she also had additional job interviews with them as well, both for the above-mentioned and other positions for which she didn’t get the interview at the end. They all are not counted here.
This is purely a list of employers that have shortlisted this magazine’s founder for one or more telephone or in-person job interviews for permanent roles, temporary contracts and paid internships in that period of time.