‘Massive Monday’ a jobseeking myth, says job board

 

‘Massive Monday’, the first Monday of January thought to be the busiest day in the New Year for job hunting, appears to be a myth, according to a report by job board CV-Library.

CV-Library instead pointed to Wednesday in the first working week of the year as the busiest day so far, with traffic 17% higher than on Monday. Furthermore, Tuesday was also higher than Monday, by six per cent.

Peak traffic on what CV-Library is calling ‘Whopping Wednesday’ was between 10am and 2pm.

According to CV-Library, the data suggests job seekers became more dedicated to their job hunt as the week progressed.

The data echoes findings from 2014, which suggests the first Monday of the year is no longer the preferred day for candidates to kick-start their job hunt.

CV-Library pointed to factors such as catching up with workloads, getting into the swing of returning to work and clearing cluttered inboxes as reasons for the slightly later start in the jobseeking process.

However, the data did suggest an increase in jobseeker activity and confidence, with the site witnessing a 42% increase on 2014 traffic and a 73% increase on 2013.

Monday, 12 January 2015

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‘Massive Monday’ a jobseeking myth, says job board