Aug 04, 2018 - 03:10 PM
This question is actually rather difficult to answer, because the answer depends on the position. For lower-level positions you may see long wait times of up to six weeks, if hiring isn’t a priority or they’re screening a large number of candidates. However, lower-level positions also often have fewer hoops to jump through.
Lower to middle management may see the shortest job application evaluation time, anywhere from one to three weeks. These roles are often fast-tracked and, while they have a few more screening and interviewing requirements, generally place higher priority on filling them quickly.
Senior management and executive level jobs may require a great deal of patience. These are critical roles where a hiring decision could impact the entire company. This may require a good deal of feedback and communication with internal personnel before a hiring decision comes down, leaving you on tenterhooks for up to a month – but when you get the job, it’s worth the wait.
Jan 08, 2019 - 03:13 PM
Within any company, the hiring process can be different between different roles. If your resume and cover letter pass the first test, you will speak with someone from human resources. Then, you will speak with the hiring manager (otherwise known as your future boss). If you have a highly technical role, you may take a test that will assess your skill level.
Some questions will be technical. Some will be behavioral. You will notice which questions are the behavioral ones because they will often begin with, “Tell me about a time when . . .” Then, others will be fit based. The length of time your interview will take depends on many factors. Be patient, enjoy the process, and keep your options open. Always be looking for more than one opportunity at a time. That way, you are never dependent on that one opportunity coming through.