Apr 15, 2024

Question of the Day: What is the average amount of time between a job interview and receiving an offer?

The speed of the business world can be amazing...except, maybe, during the hiring process.

Answer: 24 business days

A woman looking at her laptop screen and biting a pencil in frustration.


  • If you’ve already experienced going from job interview to job offer, how long did it take?
  • Why do you think it can take so long for companies to finally offer a job to a candidate?
  • As a job seeker, what are some pros and cons of this process typically taking 20-40 days?


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Behind the numbers (Indeed):

"Research has shown that the average time it takes for people to receive feedback after an interview varies:

  • 44% get feedback from the employer within a few weeks of applying
  • 37% get feedback within one week of applying
  • Less than 4% get feedback within a day

The average response time after an interview is 24 business days, but it varies between industries. Some types of companies, such as electronics and manufacturing, may make an offer to the successful candidate in less than 16 days after an interview. Other industries, such as engineering, could take up to 30 days to make an offer. The hospitality and recreational industry takes even longer at 39.5 days. The government usually makes an offer after 38 days."


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About the Author

Ryan Wood

Ryan grew up with and maintains a love for learning. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay with a degree in Business Administration and worked in sports marketing for a number of years. After living in Texas, Colorado, Tennessee, and Minnesota, the call of education eventually brought Ryan back to his home state of Wisconsin where he was a Business and Marketing teacher for three years. In his free time he likes to spend time with his wife and daughter, play basketball, read, and go fishing. Now with NGPF, Ryan is excited to help teachers lead the most important course their students will ever take.

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