At the beginning of 2020, LinkedIn published a series of tips in order to be more likely to land your dream job on their platform. Being fast matters. With more than 100 million job applications per month, LinkedIn is a very competitive platform. And this is even more true when you are trying to land a job at a top tech company.
Job posts of tech companies are often only online for a couple of days. This is because the job post has been already open on their internal job platform for a longer time.
Their strategy is simple: source talent internally, add additional external talent and close the pipeline. You want and should be part of this first pipeline. Only in the case they can’t find the right candidate-fit, they will reopen the pipeline for external candidates.
Being fast is crucial and will increase your chances of getting hired by 4 times.