To quickly set up Reverse Apply and have recruiters apply to you, just follow these steps:
Add the Reverse Apply text and link to your LinkedIn About page.
I get a lot of messages from recruiters. To respect both of our time, instead of messaging me, please fill out this form: [custom URL, from step #3 below]
That's it! Now, you will get an email every time a recruiter applies to you.
You can use the same text and link to reply to recruiter LinkedIn messages and emails. This way, all your recruiter applications will come into a single place.
Invite me to a job
That's it! Now you can quickly respond to recruiter emails and have them all apply to you in the same format.
Hi there! Thanks for your email. I get a lot of messages from recruiters. To respect both of our time, instead of messaging me, please fill out this form: [custom URL]
It's time for recruiters to apply to you.
The software engineers we work with keep showing us how they:
To solve this, we started putting all the information upfront into our highly-targeted messages to engineers. They appreciated it.
But still, better messages didn’t seem like the most efficient solution.
Then, our CTO Daniel found an engineer who’d created his own reverse apply form. We saw that it was time to change the paradigm. To design a tool for software engineers to have recruiters apply to them.
We worked with a team of software engineers and recruiters to find the sweet spot of a) the 80/20 of structured job information that engineers need and b) what recruiters will complete.
In our tests, 90% of recruiters happily completed the form, and the 10% who didn't did not have a targeted job opportunity.
This is Reverse Apply. Now:
We would love you to join the community of software engineers who see that it's time to flip the traditional recruiter-candidate paradigm.
I wrote a little manifesto about the thinking behind Reverse Apply in my Substack newsletter, if you want dig deeper. Here's the LinkedIn launch post, and a LinkedIn video I made to frame this project. I also highly recommend subscribing to our CTO Daniel's Substack, which is focused on software engineers.
We'd love your feedback, as well as examples of how you're using/forking Reverse Apply! You can share it with us publicly via the social links above, or DM us on Twitter/LinkedIn. We are excited to take inspiration from your feedback to design the future of our product.
In the next year, we will build the engine to eliminate inefficient recruiter messages. Instead, you will review all your recruiter job applications from within your single Laskie dashboard.
We can't wait to work with you.