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Mastering Easy Apply on LinkedIn: Best Practices

If you’re actively looking for a new job, then you’ll understand the relief felt when the role offers a LinkedIn Easy Apply option. This feature has become a game changer, streamlining the application process, and providing a quicker route to potential employment. In this blog post, we'll explore the best practices for making the most of LinkedIn's Easy Apply to enhance your job-seeking journey…

1.     Optimise Your LinkedIn Profile:

Before hitting that “Easy Apply” button make sure that your LinkedIn profile is a compelling reflection of your professional identity. A complete and well-organised profile increases your chances of catching the recruiter's eye. Highlight your skills, experience, and accomplishments, and use a professional photo to make a positive first impression 📸


2. Tailor Your CV to the Role & Company:

Even though Easy Apply allows you to submit your LinkedIn profile as well as a CV, it's crucial to ensure that your information is up-to-date and tailored to the specific role you're applying for. Customise your personal profile and experience sections to align with the job requirements to showcase your suitability for the position 📝


3. Use the ‘Open to Opportunities’ Feature:

LinkedIn offers a discreet feature called "Open to Opportunities," which signals to recruiters that you are actively seeking new opportunities. Activate this feature to make your profile stand out among others and increase your chances of being approached with relevant job openings


4. Don’t Let the Number of Applicants Put You Off Applying:

We’ve found that 99% of the time, this number is not an accurate representation of the number of suitable applicants - especially for technical positions. This number also includes people who have clicked on ‘Easy Apply’, but not followed through with their application. We suggest taking this number with a pinch of salt 🧂


5. Follow up

Take the initiative to follow up by connecting with the recruiter on LinkedIn and sending a courteous message expressing your enthusiasm for the position. A polite follow-up can set you apart from other applicants and showcase your proactive approach 💬


LinkedIn's Easy Apply feature is a powerful tool that, when used strategically, can significantly enhance your job search. By optimising your profile, tailoring your applications, and following up appropriately, you can increase your chances of securing that dream job with minimal effort. So, go ahead, make the most of Easy Apply, and streamline your path to professional success! 📈


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