jobpilot.co.uk, a leading online European recruitment organisation, has revealed from analysis of website page views, which average up to 500,000 per week, that Tuesday is the most popular day of the week for hunting for jobs. Based on the number of hits and pages downloaded on jobpilot.co.uk over a period of one year, Tuesday was shown to consistently have the highest number of visitors when compared with other days.
Dispelling the traditional 'Monday morning blues' theory, which implies that the low point of the week for most workers is Monday, jobpilot's findings indicate that more users are accessing its career-specific pages on Tuesdays. Moreover, job seekers were actively looking for jobs during their lunch-hour whilst sitting at their PCs, which together with free internet access, are no doubt generously provided by their current employers!
After Tuesday, which drew 37% of the weeks' total page views, Wednesday was the second most popular day with 21%, closely followed by Monday and Thursday, with 17% each. Unsurprisingly Fridays (4%), Saturdays (2%) and Sundays (2%) were found to be the least popular days for looking for work, further proving the point that job seekers had little interest in investigating new career options when the weekend was fast approaching!
Pat Elliott, managing director of jobpilot.co.uk commented: "When we looked at the breakdown of traffic to our website, we were quite surprised to see just how popular Tuesdays were amongst job seekers. We had expected Monday to be the day most people accessed our career pages, having resolved over the weekend to make that all-important career move. However, I believe the results suggest that most people don't really get into full job-hunting mode until Tuesday.
"One school of thought is that perhaps everyone dreads going back to work on Monday, although when it actually comes round it's not as bad as they had anticipated. However, having overcome Monday quite successfully, on Tuesday the realisation quickly dawns on them that they still have another four days of their unfulfilling job to get through before the weekend and therefore feel the impetus to start doing something about it!"
A wider analysis of jobpilot's websites revealed that Tuesday was also the most popular day for looking for jobs via the internet in France, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands and as far a field as Asia.
jobpilot is a full service e-recruitment provider. Founded in 1995 in Germany, sites are now online in 15 European countries as well as the United States, Singapore, Thailand and Malaysia. The company successfully floated on the Neuer Markt in 2000. jobpilot is committed to providing clients a competitive advantage, by employing dynamic, cost effective, and results driven recruitment solutions, while maintaining high levels of service. Our recently launched ASP workflow management solution is the latest of our innovative product offerings also including a global CV database, WAP and recruitment branding services. For more information please visit http://www.jobpilot.co.uk.
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