“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take” ~Wayne Gretzky (Hall of Fame, Hockey Player)
If you decide to use LinkedIn as one of your avenues to apply for positions, please don’t let the # of applicants discourage you from also applying.
I can tell you from 1st hand experience, the majority (I would guess over 85%) of the resumes that come in aren’t even close to being qualified.
I’m talking about things like: Kids Face Painting Artists applying for Salesforce Technical Architect positions.
I guess the applicant took the word “draw” in the below job description way too literal.
The Salesforce Technical Architect possesses broad knowledge across multiple development platforms and “draws” on their skills…
This example is made up to prove a point, but I’ve seen some just as ridiculous.
In summary, take a shot or two, as you’re probably closer than many others, and you never know, if a different position becomes available where you’re a better fit, you could get called in for that.
Shoot, score, win, drink champagne…