(STUDYFINDS) — NEW YORK — Landing the right job is a marathon, not a sprint, according to new research by recruitment agency Randstad. It is going to take most applicants quite a bit more time than a few days or weeks to find employment, a survey analyzing the job-hunting experiences of 2,000 Americans finds.

From the moment an individual decides to move on from their current position, or explore other employment options, it will take an average of five months before their first day at a new job, the survey shows.

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