If you want a hiring manager to consider your job application, turn it in on Monday. Over 30 percent of applications received on Mondays advance to the next round, according to MoneyWatch on CBS.
Job seekers need to brand themselves to get hired. Employers expect resumes to highlight applicant skills that are directly applicable to the job. They also check social media profiles. According to NPR, 77 percent of recruiters use social media in the hiring process. Before applying for a job, applicants should scrub their social media profiles of inappropriate and unprofessional materials. The legality of using social media data in the hiring process is still questionable. Discrimination based on religion, race and sexual orientation may be a result of accessing private social media information.