There is one rule I always tell job seekers to follow in regards to their job search activities. Do not ever should you ever do this on a Monday.
The rule? Never, and I mean never, call or email an employer on a Monday to check on the status of your application or ask where the potential employer is in the decision-making process for a job.
Why You Should Never Contact Hiring Managers On A Monday
Mondays would be the least popular day from the workweek. Even the most cheerful of workers struggle to enter the groove on a Monday. And, given that 55% of american citizens surveyed recently said they would like a new job, it’s safe to express that the majority of people are maybe not within the best mood. Adding stress or pressure to their day is perhaps not going to help you. So, just as much as you are dying to know what your location is in the hiring process, I recommend waiting until later inside the week for a few reasons:
- If the potential employer hasn’t made any progress, they will not appreciate you reminding them.
- Or else in the running, they will maybe not be thrilled about having to provide you with the bad news.
- If they happen to be super busy and planned to address the hiring process later in the week, they do not appreciate you trying to push them to address it sooner.
Ironically, all that can change on a Tuesday when hiring managers are organized for the week and in the productivity zone.
Job seekers should spend Mondays researching businesses and pinpointing who they want to network with rather than contacting hiring managers. Save the calls and emails for Tuesdays and you’ll notice that people will be in better moods and respond to you more positively. You’ll have a much easier amount of time in your job search in case you avoid reaching out to hiring managers and recruiters at the very beginning in the workweek. Trust me.
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