When you’re looking for a job, catching a new job posting as soon as it goes up can help you stand out. There are a couple of days and time periods you should be ready for.
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If you can get your application in for a job early enough, you might have a greater chance of getting noticed and making the first wave of interviews. Miss that first wave, and landing the gig can be a lot tougher.
Jerome Ternynck, founder and CEO of SmartRecruiters, took a look at data collected from more than 270,000 job postings and noticed a couple of trends:
- Tuesday is the best day to look for new postings. Hiring managers often use Mondays to catch up on work after the weekend.
- The biggest concentration of job postings appear around 11 am, followed by the afternoon slump around 4 pm (local time of the employer).
Other days that can still be good to keep your eyes peeled on are Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 am and 4 pm, but they aren’t as concentrated as Tuesdays. Ternynch does note that having a connection is likely the best way to land a job, but it still doesn’t hurt to get your application in as soon as possible. Keep checking early in the week during those morning and afternoon slumps.
Why You Are Most Likely to Get Recruited on a Tuesday [Fast Company]