Why Tuesday Is The Best Day To Apply For A Job

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Why Tuesday Is The Best Day To Apply For A Job

 25th Sep 2016

If you want to increase your chances of landing a job, apply for the gig on a Tuesday. 

According to recent data which examined a randomised cross section of over 270,000 job postings, Tuesday is the most popular day for companies to post job listings.

The graph below shows that the week is front-loaded with job postings, with nearly 58% of all jobs being posted Monday through Wednesday and Tuesday being the day with the most action.

Best day of the week to apply for a job

So, why is Tuesday the best day to apply? 

Candidates who apply for a job when it first opens will have a "greater chance of getting noticed and getting in on the first wave of interviews," a report by SmartRecruiters says. The longer a job posting has been open, the more competition applicants will face.

This can be true for not only the day candidates apply — but also the time of day. 

According to the data from SmartRecruiters, 11AM is the most popular time for companies to post new job listings during the week. The majority of candidates apply for jobs around 2PM — so, if you want to be ahead of the curve, you may want to look for new postings in the late morning.

However, here at Electus we only recruit the highest calibre of candidates so times and days of the week aren't as crucial as it seems. If you are looking for your next career move then contact us now: 01202 296566.

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