LinkedIn Applicant Count

Google hibyeguy
May 2 4 Comments

Are LinkedIn Applicant counts inflated somehow? Does it count anyone who hit the "apply" button? I am seeing jobs posted just hours ago that have hundreds of applicants...these are for somewhat obscure jobs. Makes no sense

Any insight @LinkedIn folks?

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TOP 4 Comments
  • LG lzml
    It seems like jobs can be reposted and the counter won't restart.
    May 2 0
  • Esri / Eng Apsg61
    1) the jobs are reposted, counters wont reset
    2) counter increases whenever someone hit the apply button, even they havent completed the application.
    May 2 1
  • Google arUb75
    Maybe some people are really desperate if they apply even for mediocre tech jobs. And 1 desperate person can apply for 100 jobs.
    May 2 0

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