The hiring process and job offers

The recruitment process starts when a company posts a job vacancy and starts accepting applications. Your ultimate goal of a job application is, of course, getting a job offer. But how does the process usually go? How long does it take for you to get an offer after an interview? How many interview rounds are there? How long does it take for you to hear back from the employer? How do you negotiate job offers? These are all logical questions and here at you will find all the answers you need to successfully complete the hiring process.

In general, you can use the following points as a guideline:

  1. Usually, the hiring process consists of multiple interview round. This can differ per company, but make sure you’re prepared to have phone interviews, video interviews, and in-person interviews.
  2. Getting an actual offer might take weeks. Regardless of the job you’re applying for there’s almost always competition. The employer wants to talk to a group of selected candidates to find out who’s best suitable for the job opening.
  3. Always follow-up. Send out thank you notes to all interviewers after the interview took place. Read more about why you should do this, in this blog.
  4. When you’re job searching, don’t just focus on only one job. If you had some interviews and have not heard back yet; keep going. Make sure that you have other options just in case it does not work out.

Make sure you’re prepared for the most commonly asked job interview questions. Also, get familiar with using the STAR-method in order to structure your answers in the best way possible.