If you want to increase your chances of getting a job after you apply, submit all your applications on a Tuesday. According to research done by an economic think-tank, Smart Recruiters, Tuesday seems to be the most popular day for companies to post job openings or to review job applications. This is based on the research of over 300,000 job postings.
According to the research, the most days front-loaded with job postings are from Monday to Wednesday, and these days are also the days that hiring managers review job applications. However, Tuesdays had a 58 percent larger percentage for job listings and job application reviews over the other two days. Thursdays and Fridays only had an 18 percent chance of having job postings or for job application reviews.
Based on this, it would seem that Tuesday is really the best day to submit your application. Since more job listings are posted on Tuesdays, candidates who apply for a job when it is first listed stands a greater chance of getting noticed and getting on the first batch of job interviews. Normally, while companies conduct two or more job interview batches, when the first batch turns out really promising candidates, they forego with other planned batches. Also, when a job opening has been posted for a long time, there is more competition for that position to contend with.
And speaking of Tuesdays, job applicants who choose the best time of the day also stand a chance of getting hired more than the others. This right time is at 11 a.m. This is usually the popular time that companies post their new job vacancies for the week. The research actually uncovered data that most job applicants like to submit applications around 2 p.m. So if you want to get ahead of the pack you might want to try applying at 11 a.m.
This is why it is important to get everything ready during the weekend. Make a rough cover letter over the weekend and your resume should be fully ready for submission. When the job listings suddenly come out, all you need to do is to tailor-customize the cover letter and resume to the job opening at hand, a task which shouldn’t take too long since everything has been prepared first-hand. Then it’s all a matter of applying as quickly as possible. This also sends a positive message to the hiring manager that you are really interested and dead serious to get the job.
Again, in addition to the above, the research has also discovered that more than 60 percent of companies prefer that they see their applicants in person when they submit their papers rather than just applying online when the new job listings go up. Of course there might be the matter of geography if the company is located a bit far from where the applicant is. This is understandable so apply the Tuesday and 11 a.m. chances even when applying online.
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