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When Will You Attract the Most Talent? Study Reveals Job Seekers’ Habits

In Sourcing, Staffing and Recruiting Trends by Caitlin Delohery0 Comments


In every day of 2016, an average of 1.2% of Americans looked for work, according to a survey from the Department of Labor examining the patterns and characteristics of job seekers.

Here are some key points:

  • Time spent on job searches averaged 2.5 hours daily
  • Search activity peaked between 10 AM and 2 PM on weekdays
  • Tuesdays between 11 AM and 12 PM saw the highest search activity of the week
  • Job seekers with a 4-year degree or higher tend to search on Sunday nights
  • Employed job seekers search most in the evenings

Recruiters can maximize their effectiveness by scheduling their candidate outreach during these peak times.  

Source: Society for Human Resource Management, Job Searches Peak Tuesday at Noon

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