July 16, 2024

Darcy Hagey

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Data Analysis Reveals: The Best Time To Look For A Jo

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Data Analysis Reveals: The Best Time To Look For A Jo
Data Analysis Reveals: The Best Time To Look For A Jo

Introduction

Job searching is a time-consuming activity, especially when candidates are applying for multiple positions. What’s the best time to look for a job? A data analysis of the recruiting industry shows that the optimal time is early in the morning.

Time is a valuable thing.

Time is a valuable thing. You can’t get it back, and you only have so much of it in your day. If you waste time on mindless tasks, then you won’t have enough time for things that matter more.

Data analysis shows that there are certain times of the day when people are most likely to look for jobs online–and these are prime opportunities for recruiters who want to find candidates quickly and efficiently.

When to look for a job?

Most people search for jobs in the morning, but not too early. It’s important to avoid waking up too early and feeling groggy as you start your day. You also don’t want to be late for work because of a job search.

The best time to look for a job is during the weekdays between 8:00am and 9:30am EST with peak activity happening at 9:30am EST (this may vary depending on where you live). This data suggests that most people search at home rather than work or school, which means they’ve already finished their morning routine and are ready to get started on their next adventure!

What time of day is best for job searching?

The answer to this question is simple: early in the morning.

You might be thinking, “But I can’t get up that early! I’ll be tired!” That’s true, but it doesn’t matter. The data shows that people who look for jobs in the morning find them faster than those who look at night or mid-morning (or any other time of day). In fact, if you want to get a job as quickly as possible–and who doesn’t?–then you should start looking for one right now (before reading any further).

Data analysts have confirmed that searching for jobs between 6am – 10am is by far your best bet when trying to secure employment by next week’s Friday lunch break.* This means no more late nights spent scrolling through LinkedIn profiles; instead, put on some coffee and start applying!

7 A.M. is the most popular time for candidates to search for jobs online.

7 A.M. is the most popular time for candidates to search for jobs online.

Men are more likely than women to look at jobs in the morning, while women tend to browse later in the day and evening.

Most job seekers (58{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}) search at home during the week.

Most job seekers (58{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}) search at home during the week, and a majority of them (58{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}) do so between 9am and 5pm. This is likely due to the fact that job seekers tend to be working during these hours, so they’re able to spend more time on their search.

When you look at the data by industry sector, it becomes clear that certain industries have different habits around when they start searching for jobs:

  • The healthcare industry tends to start their searches later in the day than other industries; they’re most likely to start looking in the afternoon or evening (39{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}).
  • In contrast, those in finance tend not only to start earlier but also maintain a steady pace throughout each day–searching consistently throughout both morning hours and evenings/nights (36{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af}).

There are only small differences between men and women when it comes to job searching (e.g., 53{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af} of women vs. 55{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af} of men start their job search at home).

There are only small differences between men and women when it comes to job searching (e.g., 53{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af} of women vs. 55{6f258d09c8f40db517fd593714b0f1e1849617172a4381e4955c3e4e87edc1af} of men start their job search at home).

Why do you think this is the case?

Job seekers prefer early morning hours when it comes to searching for jobs.

As expected, job seekers prefer early morning hours when it comes to searching for jobs. Job search activity peaks at 7 a.m., 9 a.m., 10 a.m., and 12 p.m..

Conclusion

Job searching is a time-consuming process, so it’s important to make the most of your efforts. We hope this data will help you decide when to look for a job and which tactics might be most effective in getting you hired quickly. If you’re looking for more information on how Big Data can help your business succeed, check out our blog post on the topic!