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Applying for jobs via LinkedIn + how would you pick between job offers?

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Applying for jobs via LinkedIn + how would you pick between job offers?

Hey all,

Does anyone here have experience applying for jobs for LinkedIn?

I'm wondering in your experience how long did it take for you guys to receive a response when it came to your application? Either for an interview, if you were rejected outright, etc.

Thanks!
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I think if a position is harder to fill you do get a response when applying through LinkedIn. I recently logged in and a position popped up which I had ignored before for not meeting any requirements so I went ahead and applied. The company did conduct a phone interview very quickly and I had no time to even try to prepare for it. But I have never got a response before by applying through LinkedIn for the positions that I actually got hired for. Since each company and position is different so the response time would clearly vary accordingly.

Well, if you are looking for a job and you have time I don’t see a harm in applying through LinkedIn. What worse could possibly happen? They won’t offer you a job but at least on the flip side you know that you tried and may be it might work for you.
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Response times can vary depending on the company and industry. Sometimes if the posting is fresh, I usually get a call within 1-2 days.
But the longest i waited was 3 months to get a call back.... and at that time i already found a job and tbh i wanted to laugh at the job poster
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From personal experience, I find that if you see a position you want to apply for on LinkedIn, go to the company's career site and apply there. Seemed to work out better for me than all the "Easy Apply" ones
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Thanks for the replies. I have a job right now but I’m looking to move on so I’ve applied to multiple positions that I discovered on LinkedIn. The site directs me to the companies site to apply on there. Some listings I applied to were a month old, some are 6 days old. I haven’t heard anything yet from anyone and I’m just wondering if it’s me of if it takes a while.
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LinkedIn jobs are posted by the company so your chances of getting a response are much better. Yes, the posting on LinkedIn will also be on the company's career page etc. On the other hand - postings on Workopolis, Indeed, ZipRecruiter etc are "harvested" from multiple sources and sometimes already filled when they appear on those sites. Yes, some companies also post on Indeed, Workopolis etc and are charged per posting. If you see a posting on the 'Net - do to the company's site and check if it's also there. I worked as an IT Recruiter and have more than 20 years experience in the field. PM me if you have any questions.
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You’ll often never hear back if the company isn’t interested. You’ll only hear back if they want to continue the discussion with you.

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Applying through Linkedin is hit or miss for me. Sometimes I've had better luck, sometimes not so good. One sure way is if you are near the office, you can even go in to reception and hand your resume in. Then you'll be sure someone received it at least.
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So an update to my current situation:

I received a job offer this morning from one job I applied to myself, after getting the offer, I contacted another potential employer that has been trying to recruit me and told him about the job offer I received. Trying to be professional. He straight up told me to wait and that HE wants to give me a job offer tomorrow afternoon, and that he's been waiting for HR to get back to him over the financial details of what he wants to offer me.

Man, I have a lot on my mind...

There are tons of pros and cons for each job.....
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Drew87 wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2019 4:43 pm
So an update to my current situation:

I received a job offer this morning from one job I applied to myself, after getting the offer, I contacted another potential employer that has been trying to recruit me and told him about the job offer I received. Trying to be professional. He straight up told me to wait and that HE wants to give me a job offer tomorrow afternoon, and that he's been waiting for HR to get back to him over the financial details of what he wants to offer me.

Man, I have a lot on my mind...

There are tons of pros and cons for each job.....
Congratulations, now play both companies against each other to fight for your services.
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XxXSnake23XxX wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2019 4:51 pm
Congratulations, now play both companies against each other to fight for your services.
That's exactly what I'm trying to do......Tactfully and professionally. I've never been in this type of position before.... It feels good to be wanted by two companies.

and thanks!
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Drew87 wrote: That's exactly what I'm trying to do......Tactfully and professionally. I've never been in this type of position before.... It feels good to be wanted by two companies.

and thanks!
Congratulations!

But be careful not over play, you might het backfired. Small world, people will remember
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smartie wrote:
Aug 22nd, 2019 7:22 pm
Congratulations!

But be careful not over play, you might het backfired. Small world, people will remember
Thanks!

I hear you, I told the 2nd company that I can't sit around and wait for their offer too long as it's not fair to company 1 and I have to figure out my current situation with my current employer.... i.e giving them a reasonable notice that I'm resigning to take a new job.

That's why company 2 told me to wait until tomorrow afternoon at least as he's going to get the number finalized or approved from the HR person he's talking too.

I obviously want this to wrap up ASAP.

They both know that I wouldn't be able to start until the week after labour day at the earliest anyways once the offer is accepted.

It's all good though because the HR person from company one isn't aware of company 2 yet but throughout the process of talking to her today when I replied to her job offer with some concerns she thanked me for being "transparent" and "honest" and said the job is mine and that she and the district manager of the department I would work in, don't want to "lose me" and that's why they sent me an offer as quickly as they did.

I had one interview on Tuesday and received the job offer today.

Company one though the process has been taking a long time. Like a month now almost.
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Drew87 wrote: Thanks!

I hear you, I told the 2nd company that I can't sit around and wait for their offer too long as it's not fair to company 1 and I have to figure out my current situation with my current employer.... i.e giving them a reasonable notice that I'm resigning to take a new job.

That's why company 2 told me to wait until tomorrow afternoon at least as he's going to get the number finalized or approved from the HR person he's talking too.

I obviously want this to wrap up ASAP.

They both know that I wouldn't be able to start until the week after labour day at the earliest anyways once the offer is accepted.

It's all good though because the HR person from company one isn't aware of company 2 yet but throughout the process of talking to her today when I replied to her job offer with some concerns she thanked me for being "transparent" and "honest" and said the job is mine and that she and the district manager of the department I would work in, don't want to "lose me" and that's why they sent me an offer as quickly as they did.

I had one interview on Tuesday and received the job offer today.

Company one though the process has been taking a long time. Like a month now almost.
You did nothing wrong and its fair to every party

Just say don't play with them like real estate agent:)
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I've applied to numerous jobs via LinkedIn. Actually come to think about over 450 jobs. I.e. LinkedIn Easy Apply and not through the company's website. Out of those, 65% were scheduled interviews be it telephone or in person. The rest, I didn't hear back or were automatic rejections.

Congrats btw! Just be watchful of fake job postings which are malicious.
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