How long does it take to find a new job? Patience is a virtue.
The average length of time for a job search is unfortunately steadily increasing over the past few years.
In a recent RiseSmart survey, 40% of hiring managers report conducting between 3-10 interviews before extending a job offer, and nearly three-quarters of those surveyed said their hiring process is three weeks or longer, so don’t be discouraged if it takes days … or weeks … to hear back after applying or interviewing.
Work smarter, not harder.
In the meantime, continue applying to other positions and networking for leads and referrals. This is also a good time to conduct additional company and salary research so that you’re prepared in the case you continue further in the process. Never put all your eggs in one basket. Keep pursuing opportunities until you’ve accepted an offer and have it in writing.
So while the answer to the question “How long does it take to find a new job?” will differ for everyone. It’s smart to plan for a longer search, and not let the time delays get to you. Keep pushing forward to see progress and move closer to the reward of your new position.