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Looked at a product management role on LinkedIn, and it had 900 applications within 8 hours of being posted. Is this level of competition normal for the job market? Any advice on how to stand out?

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Yes, it is very common. Your best bet is to get introduced to the recruiter and/or hiring manager through a referral. I will go out of my way to find and review those resumes, otherwise it's first come, first viewed and I keep going until I hire. I may only look at the first 100 before I find a great hire.

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Get a referral

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Was it an ‘easy apply’ job? Because for those all anyone has to do is click a button. If you find a job you really want, tailor resume and cover letter for it and apply through company website

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Apply it 100 times.

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Job market is crazy right now. I’d suggest getting a referral if possible. That’s usually the best way to get more serious consideration.

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Yes. Totally normal. Competition is fierce, expectations, stakes and work load is sky high. Comp, accountability and autonomy expectations are good too.

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