If you want to get a job quickly, you need to apply for more jobs.
Companies create jobs and change their mind. Or they change needs. Or they decide to “stop” a month, which turns out to be for three months or forever. The point is: There are a million things that can go wrong, without relating to your ability or how well you prepare to do the interview. So you need to apply for more employers if you want to get hired sooner.
But how do we send high-volume requests faster and easier? This is where LinkedIn Easy Apply comes in. Using this feature when applying for jobs on LinkedIn is one of the best ways to get a high number of applications quickly.
What is LinkedIn Easy Apply
LinkedIn Easy Apply is a one-click application feature for the selected number of functions listed on LinkedIn.com. We estimate that between 35-45% of jobs include the “Use Easy” option on LinkedIn, depending on industry and position. If your employer decides to grant Easy Apply, you may submit your LinkedIn profile in response to a job ad.
This can save you a lot of time in your job search because unlike most job search websites, you will not need to fill out any personal details. Just paste your resume, click submit, and move on.
Should You Submit a Cover Letter with LinkedIn Easy Apply?
It is not necessary to submit a cover letter when using LinkedIn Easy Apply. Unless you know the name of the hiring manager or know something specific about the position you would like to hold, our advice is to skip the cover letter so you can apply for additional jobs. While some employers enjoy the cover letter, it will usually not be a distraction for employers who allow LinkedIn Easy Apply.
They will be looking at your profile when they see your post, not looking at the cover letter. Now that you know what LinkedIn Easy Apply is, let’s talk about why it is so effective and how you can get started. That is why we recommend using LinkedIn Easy Apply…
LinkedIn Easy Apply is the Best Way to Send More Applications to Top Companies
Job search is not limited to volume. You need to have a network, do some research to find companies you can apply to, etc. But volume helps your job search, for the reasons mentioned in the introduction to this article.
And LinkedIn Easy Apply is the best way to add that volume to your job search … without having to write a cover letter, fill in pages and pages of online information, etc. The companies that post jobs on LinkedIn tend to be high quality and have a good reputation, and since LinkedIn is such a large job search site, you can create almost all of your “volume” using LinkedIn if you want. (Note: you should still connect and do more targeted methods such as sending email to companies directly, too.
How to Use LinkedIn “Simple Application” to Get Jobs
Now let’s look at how you can use LinkedIn Easy Apply to get your information in front of companies.
Log in to LinkedIn
This is self-explanatory, but you need to have a LinkedIn account to do this, and you need to put detailed information in it because that is what employers see when you apply. If you need help with setting up and upgrading your LinkedIn, here is what you can put on your profile. And here is an article on LinkedIn’s top job search topics.
Enter a job title or job keywords in the search bar
Next, enter the basic search terms in the LinkedIn search box at the top of the screen. You can search for a job title such as, “Software Engineer” or “Sales Manager”. That’s how I recommend starting.
Use LinkedIn job search filters to narrow down your search
After typing in your basic search, you’ll want to use LinkedIn filters to narrow down your search – by location, industry, etc. Then you will begin to see appropriate job postings in your city or region. After that, start opening up activities that look fun. This is where we will look at the LinkedIn Easy Apply… button
Here’s what the “Easy Use” button will look like when found:
As mentioned earlier, you will see this in about 35-45% of LinkedIn job postings. So it will not always be there, but you should see that button often in most industries.
You are now ready to start applying. Click the “Use Easy” button, paste your CV (after editing it quickly for a job description), and submit your details! It’s that simple.
Note: If you see an appropriate job posting that does not include the Easy Apply option, it is still not worth using. Clicking a button when it does not say “Use Easy” usually takes you to the company’s website. If their application process seems straightforward, you should still use it directly.
Develop the habit of applying for a job on LinkedIn each day
Try to spend an hour in total for the first few days. Before I got this method I almost spent half the time applying for one online … with a company that never came back to me! So you will be able to find many other apps when you start your search on LinkedIn and use the Easy Add button as often as possible.