I was shocked to discover the following from some Mint Research:
'The average time from flash to bang, from registering a vacancy to confirming acceptance of an offer, is just 3 weeks.'.
It feels longer but the truth of it is companies that are serious about employing prime talent either fine tune their processes to make it fast or they loose people and are forever interviewing and loosing out.
Time kills all placements...in today's market more than ever.