Eight hundred and twenty applications for a handful of roles. A little outrageous or the absolute norm in today’s job market? Regardless of the answer, the fact is that a company reviewed 820 applications. They may have taken a lot longer than the average time to fill rate of 25 days, but their follow up actions reduced any negative impact that could have had. And the 800 plus applicants who didn’t get hired? Chances are high they all received a follow up letter such as the one shared in the LinkedIn post above. Eight hundred follow up letters.
Let that sink in.