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Old 10-30-2019, 04:57 PM
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First job: can't remember exactly, but I had 8 interviews, a couple rejections and 1 offer (Once I got my offer, I asked some of the 8 to remove my name from consideration)

Second job (FSA level, after taking 2 years off to travel the world): 8 phone interviews, 5 on site interviews, 3 offers.
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Old 10-30-2019, 09:32 PM
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I had a few hundred old application, rejection, phone screening, next step or onsite, networking emails sit in my mailbox for first actuarial job application. I could not remember how many screenings I have done. But at that time I did not know how to prepare for a real actuarial interview. If I just had even a few months experience, I would prepare whole differently at that time.
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Old 11-21-2019, 06:39 PM
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This is perhaps overly general, but what percentage of on-site interviews do you guys think lead to offers?

For me it has been 5 phone interviews so far, still waiting to hear back from 4, 1 on-site interview scheduled.

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Old 11-22-2019, 08:29 AM
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This is perhaps overly general, but what percentage of on-site interviews do you guys think lead to offers?.
As with everything, it depends. Iím sure thatís not the answer you want, though. For a pretty standard EL job Iíd guess somewhere in the 20-40% range
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Old 11-22-2019, 10:24 AM
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As with everything, it depends. Iím sure thatís not the answer you want, though. For a pretty standard EL job Iíd guess somewhere in the 20-40% range
I best guess was 1/3, so along the lines of what you are saying.
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I'm asking both in terms of phone interviews and onsite interviews.
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Old 11-22-2019, 12:30 PM
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Prior to FCAS I was 9 for 10 with on-site turning into job offers.
Post FCAS the hit ratio is bad.
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Old 11-26-2019, 02:51 PM
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So what do you think a good conversion ratio from phone to the onsite step is? 50% maybe? Obviously the closer the 100, the better.
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Old 12-10-2019, 09:01 PM
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Ended up being:
6 Phone interviews
3 Final interviews
For the first offer, still waiting for a decision from the 3rd on-site yesterday, but got something regardless
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Old 12-10-2019, 10:00 PM
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For such ratio of offer to interviews to applications, you also may consider separating people into three classes: citizen (preferred), legal immigrant, visa or need sponsorship.

Unless a company provided sponsorship, an interviewee that needs sponsorship would be eliminated in initial phone screening stage if not on application stage that would make the ratio much smaller.

There are not big differences between citizen and legal immigrant who do not need sponsorship anyway. However, a recruiter several years ago told me that many candidates on his hand are U.S. citizens. If you are not a U.S. citizen, then it's a disadvantage somehow.
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