11 November 2013
Mondays can be tough! After a long day of catching up on all your emails that piled up over the weekend, prioritizing tasks, and planning your weekly to-do list, the last thing you want to do when you get home is think about your next job. However, for jobseekers, here’s what you need to know about Monday – data has found that it is the best day of the week to apply for a job. This data collected from a study developed by Bright.com, a job search site, concluded that applicants are more likely to move forward in the next round of the hiring process – for example, being invited in to interview – on Monday over any other day of the week. The study, which assessed over a half-million job submissions and excluded jobs that don’t require resumes, found that 30% of people who applied for a job on a Monday were successful in making it to the next step of the interview process, while on Tuesdays – the most popular day of the week to apply for jobs – only 20% of jobseekers found success in moving forward. Conversely, the study also found that Saturday has the lowest number of applicants and is also the worst day to apply, with only 14% of applicants advancing to the next level. Therefore, as tired as you may be after a manic Monday, try to make it your goal to apply to at least one job before the other applicants’ resumes start piling up on a recruiter’s or hiring manager’s desk. The earlier in the work week you apply, the higher the chances will be that your application makes it into someone’s hands. Next time you think about putting your job search off for Tuesday or Wednesday, remember the phrase ‘early bird gets the worm.’ Make sure you also check out some of our resume writing tips to ensure that when someone reviews your resume, they’ll be impressed by what they see.