When you are looking for a new job, especially if you’re in-between jobs, every day can feel like an eternity. You wonder why people don’t respond instantly to your inquires, why HR takes forever to get back to you, and when the pain of unemployment will ever end.
Yet the job search takes time. They say, whomever “they” are, that it takes one month for every $10,000 in annual income, so most international development jobs should take at least 5-6 months to secure.
And that’s if you approach job searching, and the networking that entails, as a full time occupation.
If you are kinda looking, sometimes doing informational interviews, and occasionally working on your professional profile, it will take you much, much longer.
Also, don’t forget that the actual hiring process, from interview to offer letter, to first day, takes its own time too. Time that is usually governed by an organization’s bureaucracy, which is beyond the control of anyone – including your hiring manager.
So although its the hardest thing to do, have patience with the job search process. It too will end one day with you in a new dream job.
Thanks for reading this far,