What Time of Day and Day of the Week Are Job Offers Usually Made?

Written by Michael Delisle, Vice President, Practice Leader for Digital Health

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking for work. One of the most important things you should keep in mind is knowing when companies will be looking for new employees.

According to career experts, the following are the time of day and days of the week in which job offers are usually made:

I have always viewed one day of the week as the most productive throughout my career. It always seems that candidates, clients and prospects are always more responsive on this day than any other.

That is why it comes as no surprise that more job offers are made on this day of the week than any other.

Tuesday is a popular day to extend offers

Hiring decisions are typically made shortly after the final interview. However, depending on the position and the structure of the organization, it may take a few days to get an official offer letter together.

Monday can be a “catch-up day” for many of us, including hiring managers. By Tuesday, the tasks that spilled over from the prior week have been completed, and the hiring manager has time to extend an official offer letter.

Tuesday is also a popular day to extend offers because it gives the candidate time to review the offer, ask questions and possibly make a counteroffer in the same week. All questions and concerns can be ironed out during the remainder of the week, and the candidate can sign their offer letter by Friday, if not sooner.

The truth is job offers are made every day of the week. However, Tuesday is the most popular.

The best approach is to set aside an agreed-upon time with no distractions

The most common time for job offers to be made can depend on multiple factors, but the most important is scheduling. Often the candidate is currently working, so it is important for the hiring manager to have some flexibility. It is equally important for the candidate to understand that the hiring manager has responsibilities outside of extending offers.

The best approach is to set aside an agreed-upon time with no distractions.

Before the pandemic, the most common times during the day to extend offers were around lunchtime or at the end of the day. Now that many employees and employers are working remotely, there is a lot more freedom and flexibility to have open conversations.