How long does it take for a company to fill a job position?

I submitted my resume to a company on The job opening was posted on July 29th. I submitted my resume on August 21st. I just checked on and the position is still posted. Do you think a position would stay open that long? I want to call them today but I heard Mondays are bad days to call.

Asked By: suzyq - 8/31/2009
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Even though Mondays are bad for this, you should still call and inquire. Many jobs remain listed after being filled, for various reasons. Right now, it's an employers' market - jobs typically don't stay open very long.
Answered By: Martian King - 8/31/2009
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They'll call you if they're interested in you. If you don't hear from them within two weeks, I'd give them a call. Regardless of what day it is. I suggest the old paper application to online apps. The online apps go to cooperate and then are distributed to the companies. I once called Pizza Hut and they never got it... More
Answered By: Oceana - 8/31/2009
That position is stale. If they are serious about hiring someone, they usually make a decision within 2 - 3 weeks. Either that position is gone, or there never was a real position to begin with. Lots of companies use monster, et al, for market research to see how cheaply people are willing to go to get such a job... More
Answered By: ibu guru - 8/31/2009
I have had a position posted for over 6 months as it is a growth position in sales that I am always in need, and it's very specialized. Conversely, I had a job open for 2 weeks because it was one position, and it's been filled... More
Answered By: jobbend - 8/31/2009
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