Claire Jaja

You only need 50% of job “requirements”  ↦

Claire Jaja (Manager of Data Science) at TalentWorks was curious about how many job requirements are actually required, so they analyzed job postings and resumes for more than 6,000 applications across 118 industries from their database. The results are quite interesting…

Your chances of getting an interview start to go up once you meet about 40% of job requirements.


You’re not any more likely to get an interview matching 90% of job requirements compared to matching just 50%.

For women…

…these numbers are about 10% lower i.e. women’s interview chances go up once they meet 30% of job requirements, and matching 40% of job requirements is as good as matching 90% for women.


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