Practice patience with the process.
When you’re in the hiring process, it’s important to follow up, but don’t be too pushy about hearing back. If securing a start date seems like it’s taking longer than ever, that’s probably because it is. Fast Company says that the average hiring process from first interview to first day now takes around 23 days on average. That’s up significantly from the average of 13 days that it took only four years ago. Be sure to send thank you notes to all of the interviewers you meet with, but resist the urge to send additional communications asking about next steps or inquiring on whether or not they’ve made a decision.