How many times do you have to go on an interview to get a job?
Greetings! I'm Ms. Brown at the International Community School. My 2nd graders have a few questions and I'd like to share your advice with them. Thanks in advance!
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Your 2nd graders are very inquisitive! As mentioned previously, it will depend on the type of industry and position you've applied for. In my experience, I've typically seen 1-2 for service industry roles and 3-5 in corporate positions, but as many as 8. Occasionally I've experienced the causal interview, more talking and getting to know one another or the behavioral based interviews with set questions. In addition, I've seen the process last from a few weeks to several months, depending on the role. There are also different types of interviews, from phone, video or in person to panel interviews (an interview with more than 1 hiring manager, typically 2-3).
I've also found it appropriate when a candidate asks me "what does the interview process look like?" This question is helpful because it can give you, as the candidate, an idea of what to expect the process to look like, so you can prepare and understanding timing. Good luck educating our future candidates!