Many Companies Should You Apply For?
When you see the list of companies
you can apply for, how many should you apply for?
This is a difficult question
with no easy answer. If you apply for only a handful of companies, you
can discover that you might only get called for a job once a month, or
even less frequent than that.
But if you go and apply for
company after company after company, you could become so overwhelmed with
mystery shopping job requests that you are simply unable to keep up. And
the more jobs you turn down, the less likely that company is to ask you
to do another one when a job does come up that you would otherwise be
Start off by applying for 10
or so companies. Then depending on how many jobs you are offered, continue
adding new companies weekly, in 5 or 10 company increments. You will eventually
find a balance where you are offered a good number of jobs for the amount
of time you have to devote to it.