The Best Way To NOT Get The Job

I saw this article recently on theladders.com  about the best and the absolute worst times of the day to submit an online resume and it rung a bell for me. When I was looking to change jobs at different points in my career, I would submit resumes at all hours of the night/early morning. It’s no wonder I heard back from exactly ZERO of those employers. According to this article if you were purposely NOT trying to get the job you couldn’t pick a better time to email your resume or or submit a job application. Apparently the best time to apply or submit your resume is before 10am, there are even better and best days of the week to apply too! Definitely something to consider during your next job search.

If this is by design or an impulsive reflex of corporate HR departments, I think they could be missing out on some great talent. I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.

2 Responses to “The Best Way To NOT Get The Job

  • I agree with this article, as a HR professional I find many recruiter check fresh new resume just because it appears top of there list in the applicant tracking system, beside that recruiter are way to busy to look through all resume. Recruiter usually pirotize newer resume over the old one. Also, middle of the week is the best time to apply, usually beginning of the week you are planning and creating recruiting strategy and end of the you are closing the deal ( finishing up screening process or the on-boarding process etc).

  • jscopin@gmail.com
    2 months ago

    Thanks for the insight Kawsar. It makes sense that at the beginning of the week HR is more likely to be less responsive.

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