How Long Will It Take To Find A Job?

Factors That Influence the Job Search

Estimates that it takes an average of two months to get a job, and the length of time can vary significantly from one individual to another, based on an array of factors:

Demand for the Position

Your hunt for a new job will take longer if your current position is in a specialized field. For instance, a veterinarian may discover that it takes longer to get employment than, say, an office administrator.

Experience and Salary Requirements

One of the biggest factors affecting how long your job search takes will be your prior work experience and perceived salary requirements.

Your Network

Opportunities for employment can come from previous connections or new ones you make.

When You Apply

Many companies won’t make a hire until the beginning of the fiscal year when they are more flush with cash, also companies will slow down hiring during the holiday season.

Your Age

Unfortunately, getting older makes it harder. That’s because companies look for younger workers who not only provide fresh perspectives but are cheaper as well.

What If the Job Search Isn’t Going Well?

If your search for a new job isn't going well, you might want to reconsider your approach. Here are some methods to help you get started:

Take a Break

If you’re beginning to feel overwhelmed, you may think you need to submit applications continually. Instead of doing this, you’d be better off taking a break from the job search.

Use a Recruiter

Because they save you a significant amount of time, recruiters are an investment that is justified while you're looking for a full-time position.

Consider Working as a Freelancer

If you have a special skill set, you can decide to work as a freelancer instead of looking for a job.



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