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Looking to make a move? This is the best time of the week to send out your CV

26 April 2019

WORDS BY Fashion Quarterly New Zealand

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On the hunt for a new role? Don’t send your CV until you’ve read this.

While you may think that bagging your dream job is all about the hours you spend crafting the perfect CV and covering letter, to accompany your glowing Linkedin profile, it appears there is another factor that could be affecting your chances.

New research from Job Today has identified that there is an optimum time to hit send on your job application – and it’s 9am on a Wednesday morning.

This research is #legit – as the study looked at both when the majority of job adverts were posted and how quickly employers responded to the subsequent applications.

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During their research, they found that 17% of employers post jobs on a Wednesday and 47% of job applicants are invited for an interview within 24 hours of sending their application – say it ain’t so?

Researchers also noted that 1pm is the peak time for job seekers to be searching for new positions – so to maximise your chances of success it’s best to get in there as early as possible.

After all, the early bird catches the worm.


This story originally appeared on Grazia UK.

Words: Elizabeth Bennett
Photos: Getty Images

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