The age of a job posting

Job posting dates

There is always a lot of talk about the date an employer first posted a job opening and the time it takes to fill openings.

  • It is a common misconception that all jobs are filled in 30-45 days. The fact is, most jobs go unfilled for more than 180 days due to the lack of qualified candidates. Recruiting qualified candidates is a much more complex problem then most candidates think. Job Seekers stop applying, because they ASSUME the position is filled, and the position goes unfilled for an even longer period of time. In most cases, the older a posting is, the fewer candidates will apply for it.
  • If the posting is still visible in the system, it is there for a reason. You should apply for every position that you are qualified for and interested in.
  • Before developing our Applicant System, we sent a questionnaire to over 7000 participating Avjobs Employers. The request to remove the "Date Posted" field from job postings was unanimous. The average time to fill a vacant position among responders was 204 days. Some even reported that they had the same position open for up to 2 years.

We strongly recommend that you apply, apply, and apply.

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