Is it worth applying to a job posted two weeks ago?

Being one of the first to put your name and resume before the eyes of a recruiter will only benefit you. After all, a Brazen report revealed that 43% of job offers are covered in the first 30 days. Still, it's worth a try later. However, keep in mind that you may not even be examined if you submit your application long after publication.

There's really nothing to waste, except some time gathering the application materials. This isn't something you can really predict with any type of position you find on Indeed. Nor is it that if you apply when you are one day old, the position suddenly won't have dozens or hundreds of applications. These ads can easily stay open for more than 30 days and generate the same number of requests from people who see them.

One thing I've noticed about job applications on career websites is that when they say a period of time, they're typically referring to the period in which the job was posted on their website. Often, job sites post a job offer a few days (or weeks) after the company's internal site, so they're not as “up to date” as they'd like you to think. It also varies depending on the type of position; for example, an entry-level, low-qualified position can be filled very quickly with qualified candidates from the first week, while a higher-level and more qualified position can often take months. Sometimes an employer finds the right candidate, extends a job offer, and the person looking for work rejects it.