The best days to post a job offer

Les meilleurs jours pour poster votre offre de recrutement !

Analogous to marketing tactics, when you post a job offer to a social media board or anywhere else in public, time matters! Research presented in this article has shown that one can drastically increase the exposure of a job offer by posting it on specific days and times.

However, before getting started, it’s important to note that there isn’t a universal answer to this question. Some factors such as the country or the line of business can have an impact on a job offer’s success. Nevertheless, we can highlight some correlations.

The early bird gets the worm

Even though various factors can impact the success of a job offer, we notice that job offers tend to be more popular when they are published between 8 AM and 11 AM. Multiple studies, including a 2021 one from LinkedIn, also show that a job offer posted on the platform on a Monday, Tuesday, or Thursday morning will get better exposure.

At Beehire we’ve noticed that on these particular days more candidates are active on job boards. No specific study was conducted in terms of which hours work the best on job boards, however we can think of a few benefits to posting in the morning, such as having a job offer visible all day long and taking advantage of job seekers who start their day off scanning job boards. Essentially, posting earlier and on these days leads to larger reach and to potential faster hiring as you can start reviewing applications as soon as they come in.

Looking at data from our own platform confirms the trend: we noticed that more candidates tend to apply on Monday and Thursday. In fact, those two days amount to almost 48% of all job applications in a week.

An ATS to help you get the timing right

Recruiting is can be complex! Beehire is an applicant tracking solution (ATS) that can help you create a unique candidate experience from the creation of your job offer to posting on various job boards (as well as your own branded career page). Get to know easy recruitment and start offering a unique hiring experience with Beehire.

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