Job seekers advised to be patient, to make preparations

Published 4:00 pm Wednesday, June 21, 2023

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Professionals who have resolved to find a new job in the year ahead may need to be patient. A 2018 survey from the recruitment agency Randstad US found that it takes an average of five months for job seekers to find a new job. In addition to being patient, job seekers also must prepare to do more than simply scan job boards and apply to positions that appeal to them. The Randstad US survey found that professionals edited their resumes an average of four times and wrote four cover letters during their job hunts. Job seekers also may want to focus on preparing for job interviews, as the average job seeker reported being interviewed five times during their searches.