Maybe Today Is the Day to Post That Job

Dec 5, 2012
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.

Wednesday’s looking like an awfully good day to post a job.

At least that’s what you glean from job-distributor eQuest, whose data indicates a lot of U.S. job-seekers are hunting on Wednesdays, as well as Tuesday and Thursday. It studied more than a million jobs posted online to see when candidates searched and sent in resumes.

It found:

Wednesdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays rule, though you can see that weekend job-seeking went up quite a bit from 2011 to 2012 (click to enlarge)

And eQuest found this about what times of day people searched and sent in resumes:

Morning job-hunting went up quite a bit in 2012; in 2011, on the other hand, it wasn't until late morning like 10-11 a.m. that a lot of people started searches (click to enlarge)

Also from eQuest:

  • “Jobs posted to Twitter experienced its highest level of searches and responses from mobile devices on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesdays
  • Monster, CareerBuilder and were at their strongest Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, from computers, during the lunch hour.
  • Healthcare job postings were most active when posted on Wednesdays, retail jobs on Saturdays, and technology jobs were at their strongest Tuesdays and Fridays.”
This article is part of a series called News & Trends.
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