eQuest Reports Best Days to Post Jobs on the Internet

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<strong>San Ramon, Calif. &mdash; April 24</strong><br />eQuest, which manages job-posting deliveries for more than 20,000 companies worldwide, announced its findings on when best to post jobs to the Internet, as well as candidate viewing habits. <br /><br />The report was based on eQuest&#39;s job-tracking technology which follows jobs to hundreds of global job boards, tracking how many candidates view each job and how many of these candidates move to the next step of the application process by clicking on the apply icon. This tracking illuminates precious advertising trends, including the best dates and times candidates are reviewing and responding to job advertisements. The report did not include hiring statistics. <br /><br />The results were based on activity from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2007. <br /><br />Unlike 2006, when candidates preferred viewing and responding to jobs during the lunch hour on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the 2007 report indicates candidates are now searching steadily throughout the week, with a significant decline in search activity during the weekend. <br /><br />Specifically, eQuest&rsquo;s 2007 data shows that Monday through Friday registered a consistent 18 percent daily viewing share of the total week&rsquo;s activity. Saturday and Sunday declined to 5 percent per day. <br /><br />eQuest also revealed that job seekers searched for jobs more frequently during certain hours of the day. The 2007 eQuest analysis indicated that most Internet users are searching for jobs most frequently during their workday, with a sharp increase in viewing activity beginning at noon and continuing at a consistent rate until 4 p.m. <br /><br />&ldquo;This data enables our clients to post jobs when they are most likely to be seen,&rdquo; stated John Malone, president & CEO of eQuest. &ldquo;Since the search results of most job boards are revealed to seekers based on the date and time each job was posted, this data is critical to getting jobs in front of the most candidates. As a result, we recommend that our clients post their jobs on Sunday evening or early mornings on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.<br />

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