Feb 26, 2019

QoD: On average, how many people apply for a typical corporate job?

Answer: 250


  • What do you think are the key factors that recruiters look for in a resume in deciding who to interview? 
  • Why do you think that companies like to interview candidates before hiring them?
  • What do you think you can do to increase your odds of being hired in a role that you are interested in? 

Here's the ready-to-go slides for this Question of the Day that you can use in your classroom.

Behind the numbers (Glassdoor):

On average, each corporate job opening attracts 250 résumés. Of these candidates, four to six will be called for an interview and only one will be offered a job. Do you know how to hook your ideal candidate? Knowing your audience and how to market each individual role can help you win the war on talent.


This case study is one of teacher's favorites as students get to play hiring manager to determine Who Will Make the Cut? 


About the Author

Tim Ranzetta

Tim's saving habits started at seven when a neighbor with a broken hip gave him a dog walking job. Her recovery, which took almost a year, resulted in Tim getting to know the bank tellers quite well (and accumulating a savings account balance of over $300!). His recent entrepreneurial adventures have included driving a shredding truck, analyzing executive compensation packages for Fortune 500 companies and helping families make better college financing decisions. After volunteering in 2010 to create and teach a personal finance program at Eastside College Prep in East Palo Alto, Tim saw firsthand the impact of an engaging and activity-based curriculum, which inspired him to start a new non-profit, Next Gen Personal Finance.

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