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Old 07-16-2012, 05:32 AM
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I am going crazy sitting by the phone waiting for a job offer at the places I have interviewed at recently.
I know for professional positions paying more than $40K a year the process takes longer but how long exactly?

Think back to the last time you were hired, how long after you were interviewed did the job offer come in? What do you think is a traditional amount of time?
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:02 AM
Location: East of Seattle, originally from SF Bay Area
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For me it was less than a week from interview to offer, about 3 days. Since then I have hired several people and the longest was about 10 days.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:29 AM
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In my dept at least 2-3 weeks minimum.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:42 AM
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It depends on the field. It can be the next day to three weeks.
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Old 07-16-2012, 06:57 AM
Location: Somewhere over the Rainbow
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It took 3 days after the interview. In the past it has taken alot longer but I'm not complaining.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:12 AM
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Mine was actually 1 hour, lol. Well the position they were offering me wasn't actually the position they flew me out to interview for. They actually hired me for a position that wasn't available, so the official offer took a week, but the individual called me an hour after the interview to extend me an unofficial offer and to let me know they were committed to me, but they had to go through the red tape to make the position official.

I've also had it take over a month. I really think it depends.
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Old 07-16-2012, 07:31 AM
Location: Clayton, NC
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Yes, it really depends. The quickest one for me was an internal move. I applied that morning then the hiring manager came to my desk maybe 20 minutes later to ask if we could grab an empty conference room to speak. We chatted for about 15 minutes, then he called maybe 30 minutes later to offer me the position.

My current position took forever because of the procedures that had to be followed (government, and I was an external hire). I'd actually forgotten what I'd applied for when they called for the interview and had almost written it off as a lost when they called with the offer. I believe I applied in January, interviewed late March, then received the offer early May. After I started my manager told me they actually got me on board fairly quickly because they were afraid they'd lose me!!
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:09 AM
Location: USA
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It could be a few weeks, typically, but it varies.

If the government is involved, it'll probably take a lot longer because of red tape.

Also, if the job involves a security clearance or any other more extensive background checks, it will also take a lot longer.

Good luck.
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:58 AM
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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Default For me.

The next morning, That was over 7 Years ago.
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Old 07-16-2012, 09:41 AM
Location: Plano, TX
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My first job - 2 weeks after interview

My most recent - I knew about an hour after the interview. They offered me the position before I even had time to get home.
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