Best time to submit a job application when given a specific window?
October 24, 2010 11:03 AM Subscribe
HR filter - if an internet job positing provides a 3 week window in which I can submit an application via e-mail, is there any strategic advantage or disadvantage to applying sooner than later, or vice versa? Also, if I live in a city other than the location in which the job is situated, should I play this down or up?
I am curious about whether my application is any more likely to go to to the top or bottom of the pile based on when I submit it - for example, is it considered keen to submit it early, or if I submit it later, will my application be remembered simply because someone might be more inclined to recall a more recent submission? Re: the location discrepancy - the job is 6 hours away from where I currently live, but in an area where I'd very much like to move. Should I do something like emphasize a 'fresh blood' angle or play down my currently distant locale? If it helps, the job is in social services/healthcare, which is why the location issue has me a bit worried (they'll likely want someone who is familiar with local resources). Furthermore, the role is new, so no one has been in it before (it's a brand new service with all new staff). Thanks everyone!