Wednesday 16 January 2019

Lunch with a side of job searching – the most popular time for people in Ireland to search for a job

The most popular time for people in Ireland to search for a job is 1pm on a Monday, (stock photo)
The most popular time for people in Ireland to search for a job is 1pm on a Monday, (stock photo)
Ellie Donnelly

Ellie Donnelly

The most popular time for people in Ireland to search for a job is 1pm on a Monday, according to data from job website Indeed.

Whether they’re scrolling on their phone over a lunchtime sandwich or sneakily scanning for jobs from their desk at work, traffic from Ireland and Irish jobseekers peaks at 1pm on the first day of the working week.

Clearly employees are going into work after the weekend and by lunchtime deciding that they need a change on the jobs front.

"The power of the internet has transformed the way all of us look for a new job. With just a few keystrokes or taps on our mobile device, we can view millions of vacancies whenever and wherever we want,"  Mariano Mamertino, EMEA economist at Indeed, said.

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The trend was replicated across the five countries studied in the research - Ireland, England, France, Belgium, and Germany - while the search spikes come at different times, Monday is the most popular day in all five countries to search for jobs.

Job seekers in Belgium, France, and Germany are unable to make it to lunchtime on a Monday without searching for jobs, with job searches peaking at 11am in these countries.

"This [survey] reveals perhaps the emotional side of looking for a new job. Just as the start of January is a very popular time for people to consider a job change, so too the start of the working week," Mr Mamertino said.

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