You have applied for a finance or an accounting job, and now you are just waiting for a call back. The recruiter calls you back and lets you know they are waiting to hear back from their client, and now you are just waiting, and waiting, and waiting, and waiting. Many times the waiting is the most agonizing part of the entire process, and there are many reasons as to why it takes the time it does to fill a job order.
The location of where you are applying for a job can have a major impact on how long it takes to fill a job order. For example, Los Angeles staffing companies may take a little longer to fill an order because they are an extremely large market which means there are a lot of potential candidates they have to sort through. Where accounting recruiters in San Francisco may find a viable candidate much quicker because the market is considerably smaller.
A Matter of Weeks
In 2017, on average it takes about six to seven weeks to find the right person for the client. Sometimes the recruiters find and snatch up a jewel and it takes a much shorter time to find the best fit. Other times, recruiters could go through candidate after candidate, and not find the right person for their client for months and that could be for numerous reasons like pay rate, location of the office, or size of the company.
As the applicant, this is good information to know, but you should not get bogged down with how long it takes the recruiter to fill the job order for their client. If you get a call back from the recruiter, then that is great. However, you should not rest on your laurels. Keep applying until you have the position you have worked so hard and waited so long to get.