You hate Mondays, right? They’re the end of the fun and relaxing weekend, and the beginning of another week of work stress.
If you’re a job seeker, now there’s at least one reason to look forward to the beginning of the week: job applications.
That’s right. Job seekers can now look forward to Mondays because 30 percent of people who apply for a job on a Monday make it to the next stage in the hiring process, according to a recent study by Bright.com. The survey looked at more than 15 million views of job postings and 500,000 job applications since January 2012, and Mondays had the highest success rate of any day of the week.
Even though Monday is the most successful day, the day of the week with the most job applications is Tuesday. According to the study, 37 percent of job applications are submitted on Tuesdays and only 20 percent of Tuesday applicants move on to the next round of the hiring process.
If you’ve been applying for jobs on weekends, you might want to reconsider in the future. Only about five percent of applicants apply on Saturdays and Sundays, and Saturday is the worst day of the week to do it. Only 14 percent of applicants advance to the next round when they apply on Saturdays.
While the results of this study are definitely significant, they were not able to determine why Mondays have much better results for job seekers. Bright.com suggests it could be because Mondays give employers more time to view applications during the week, or Monday applicants are simply more hireable.
No matter what causes this trend, you should try to take advantage of it. Use the weekend to perfect your resume and cover letter, but don’t hit send on your application until Monday morning. It could be the difference between landing an interview and getting lost in the shuffle.
When do you normally submit job applications? Will you save your next one for a Monday?
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About the Author: Jule Gamache is a senior at Penn State studying public relations with a minor in Spanish. Before becoming a content creator trainee, Jule was the public relations research assistant at Come Recommended. She has experience in public relations, social media, blogging, research, and marketing from multiple internships and student organizations. Follow Jule on Twitter!
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