I'd like to confirm what everybody has said. A lot of those openings you see on company websites have already someone lined up. Besides, job openings aren't the only indicator of the job market. Take a closer look and see which ones are actually full time position. Also it's hard to say how many applicants there are for each posting. I've heard could be well over 40 applicants for one position... I wouldn't be surprised seeing the rising amount of new grads these recent yearsObviously you are going to see opening on places like glassdoor, etc and these may or may not be accurate indicators of what is open and what isn't. I was referring to more or less organization based recruiting. For instance the openings on a hospital groups website or on CVS or Wags websites. These listings are usually fairly accurate from what I've heard. Calling or asking in person would work too, as you said.