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Why Tuesday is the best day to find a job

This single weekday is the best day for job seekers to apply and get hired.

Why Tuesday is the best day to find a job

Looking for ways to improve your odds of getting hired?

Tuesday is not only the best day out of the week for job seekers to apply for a job, but it's also the day most people are hired. 

study by hiring platform SmartRecruiters looked at more than 270,000 job postings and found that Tuesday is the most popular day for companies to post jobs and although nearly 58 percent of jobs are posted from Monday through Wednesday, Tuesday is where most of the action happens. 

If you're a job seeker, here's the right formula to follow:

Image courtesy of SmartRecruiters study

"As a job candidate, take the weekend to get your ducks in a row, update your resume, get your references lined up and watch the job boards for new postings during the beginning of the week, specifically on Tuesdays. Then you’ll be ready to apply as soon as a new posting goes live. For recruiters, use the end of your week to refine your job description and generally make sure the post is ready to engage top talent. Be prepared to post your job at the beginning of the week when most of the candidates will be searching for application opportunities," suggests SmartRecruiters. 

To increase your odds of getting that first interview, apply to a job within the first week that it's posted. According to data, 11 a.m. is the most popular time for companies to post new job listings during the week, while the majority of candidates apply for jobs around 2 p.m. 

Liz Torres can be reached at liz.torres@monster.com. Follow her on Twitter @etorres446.  

Monster Wants to Know: What days are you applying for jobs? What does your job search schedule look like? Share with us in the comment section.


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