The economy, the job market, the region, the job seeker's credentials, and the type of job they are looking for all affect how long it typically takes to get recruited for a new position.
However, the reality is that it might take either a few days or, regrettably, much more. Depending on how the data is collected and reported, there are different reports on how long it can take to get recruited.
According to a Challenger, Gray & Christmas study released in January 2022, 39% of respondents had been jobless for more than a year, 27% for one to three months, and 10% for seven to nine months.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics compiles data on the duration of unemployment among workers. Using data from July 2022 as an example, it can be seen that the median length of unemployment at that time was 8.5 weeks.
According to the National Association for Colleges and Employers' (NACE) Recruiting Benchmarks Survey, it took an average of 24.5 days for a recent college graduate to receive an offer after an interview in 2021.
Based on data from interview reviews, Glassdoor estimates that it takes 23.8 days on average from interview to job offer.
Your job search may be sped up or slowed down by a variety of circumstances. These consist of:
- The overall health of the job market and the economy; - Geographical adaptability of the jobseeker; - The flexibility of the job applicant's preferences;
- Economic conditions and job availability in the desired area of the job applicant; - The job seeker's qualifications and the level of demand for their skills; - The time and effort put into looking for a job;
- The standard of the applicant's application documents, such as their CV and cover letters; - The applicant's approach to looking for a job includes how much networking they do.
Keep looking for work even though it's difficult, and try to be patient. You'll eventually find the right work for you, and the wait will have been worthwhile.