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Why You Should Apply For Jobs On Sundays

"Applying on a Sunday instead of Monday or Tuesday could be just what you need to make your application memorable enough for them to call you in for an interview."

By Courtanae HeslopPublished about a year ago 4 min read

Mondays and Tuesdays are the busiest days for companies to receive job applications. It's no surprise, then, that these are also the days when you'll have the most competition from other applicants. If your goal is to stand out from the crowd and get noticed by employers, applying on a Sunday instead of Monday or Tuesday could be just what you need to make your application memorable enough for them to call you in for an interview.

Sundays are the slowest day of the week.

Sundays are the slowest day of the week. Not only is it a day off, but people tend to be out of the office and less likely to have time to apply for jobs or meet with employers. This means there are fewer candidates applying and a smaller pool of applicants—which means you can stand out even more if you do decide to apply on Sunday.

As an added bonus, there's also less competition because fewer people are online during this time. Since it's harder for employers and job seekers alike to connect on Sundays, it makes sense that competition would be lower than usual...and that can only help you!

Your cover letter will have a better chance of being read if you send it on a Sunday.

Your cover letter is the first impression you make on a hiring manager. It's important to get it right, but that doesn't mean you should spend all weekend working on it. You may be tempted to send an email at the last minute, or just copy-paste something from your LinkedIn profile onto your application and call it good enough. Don't do this! Instead of spending hours crafting the perfect cover letter over a weekend when no one will read it, set aside some time during the week and submit it then—and I'll tell you why:

  • Sunday is "the day of rest". If you're applying for jobs after work hours on Friday night or Saturday morning (or whatever), chances are there won't be anyone around to read your carefully crafted masterpiece until Monday morning at best. This means that if someone does see your application before then, they probably won't have time to respond before their next meeting or deadline comes up.
  • Sundays are also typically less hectic than other days of the week—and more importantly for our purposes here today, they often precede major deadlines like grad school admissions essays or job applications due soon (like this coming Wednesday).

You will have less competition from other applicants.

You'll also have less competition from other applicants. It's not just about the number of people applying for jobs, but who is applying and where they're located.

  • You can avoid having to compete with people that live in another country or on a different continent.
  • Many companies offer specific benefits to employees who work on Sundays, so you may be able to find work that suits your needs better than other days of the week.
  • Some jobs are more limited by their time zones than others; if you don't get a job on Sunday because all the other candidates are from overseas, then at least it's not because someone else has been working there longer than you have!
  • You might have an advantage over those who applied later in life due to your previous experience (or lack thereof).

Sundays are the best day to apply for a job because there will be fewer applicants and you'll have more attention from employers.

As a job applicant, you know that getting your application noticed is the biggest hurdle to getting an interview. But if you think about it, there's no reason why this shouldn't be true on Sunday as well.

The best day to apply for a job is Sunday. Why? Because employers are more likely to respond and give you an interview than if you applied on Monday or Tuesday. You also have more time to prepare your application because you can spend the weekend thinking about how exactly how great of a candidate you are (and perhaps even work on improving!).


The bottom line is that if you’re looking for a job, Sunday is the best day to apply. You have less competition and more attention from employers, meaning your cover letter will get read and you might even get an interview!


About the Creator

Courtanae Heslop

Hey, I am a great writer. I know how to write in different genres, from fiction to non-fiction. I am a quick learner and can easily pick up new skills and techniques. Writing is my life and I can't imagine doing anything else.

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