Aug 18, 2018 - 02:00 AM
Most hope that there is no bias involved in the hiring process, yet at the same time, everyone has some degree of unconscious bias. It can be for applicants whose cover letters strike a certain tone, people coming out of a certain industry or geographic region, or yes, even the time of day one receives your cover letter. Recruiters might take these subtle cues as indicators of your skill level or your degree of interest in the position.
So when is the best time of day to send a cover letter to a recruiter? Information shared by Time Magazine shows it to be between 6 a.m. and 10 a.m., with studies showing applicants submitting their letters in this window to have a 13 % chance of landing an interview. The worst time? Any time after 7:30 p.m.