Looking for a job can be intimidating regardless of what stage you are in your life:
- In your teens looking for your first job
- College student looking for an internship
- New/soon-to-be college graduate looking for your first job post-graduation
- Currently employed, but looking for a new opportunity
- Laid off and looking for a job
- Been out of the workforce for a while, but looking to get back in
According to Time Magazine, “the average job-search process takes just over six weeks.” However, that time is heavily dependent on what industry you’re looking for a job in- job searches in art history for example, might be longer than job-searches in the IT industry.
If there’s one thing to keep in mind during this job search process, it’s this: “Every single job search is different.”
Example: you might be two months into a job search with few prospects, and your friend might start their job search on a Tuesday and get a job offer by the following Monday. Don’t get discouraged! There are countless reasons for why the length of job searches can vary so much, here are a few examples:
- Number of people applying for the role
- Amount of experience a candidate has
- How many rounds of interviews the hiring team conducts
- How fast the role needs to be filled
That being said, this blog series will guide you through the job search process and help make it as short and painless as possible.
Stay tuned for the first post later this week: How to Stay Organized During Your Job Search