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Typical Hiring Process

Follow-up again

It really depends on their overall process. There are so many factors in the waiting period that could be happening. They might have other interviews they are still completing, they might need to gather all the necessary approvals before extending an offer, or maybe their hiring manager has been out of the office and hasn't had a chance to make a final decision yet. I would defiantly follow-up one more time and just ask for a timeline of when they will have final answer to you. Even if they have decided to pass on you as a candidate, they should at least still notify you within a reasonable amount of time.

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Speak with the recruiter

I would suggest asking the recruiter about the process in a very general way. Find out the new hire/onboarding steps, and if there is any documentation you can read or complete ahead of time, if possible. They may send you the background check consent form, itemizing what their company will perform.

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Key to show leadership skills

In particular, it is key to show your leadership skills within these activities. It is here where a potential employer can make a judgement on the soft skills that you mention and help them to determine if an applicant will fit well within the culture at their company.

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The hiring process varies, but companies will move fast to hire great candidates

As you've probably guessed, "typical" can vary by company, but I think it is safe in stating that most companies will have a strong interest, shared with the candidate, in completing the process as quickly as possible.

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Don't hesitate to ask the recruiter their company's typical hiring process

Since there are various circumstances that can impact the time, I would recommend asking the recruiting representative what your expectations should be around interviews, desired start date, etc.

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Companies will keep you in mind for future positions if you're not directly hired

We also keep qualified candidates in mind for future roles as well.

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Sometimes the hiring process will be fast

From start to finish, I've seen candidates apply, go through a phone screen, have several rounds of interviews, and be issued an offer within as little as one week's time.

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Sometimes the hiring process will take time

The general formula is resume reviews for basic education/skills qualifications, initial candidate screening (phone screen or assessment), then a series of interviews with HR, Hiring Manager or other stakeholders, offer extension/negotiation and any other administrative process (ex. background screen), then possibly some pre-boarding before you begin your first day.

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