Applying to Work at Major Companies on LinkedIn Can Feel Like a Shot in the Dark. Here's Where You Have the Best Chance — and the Worst. Want to work at Apple or Meta? So does everyone else.

By Amanda Breen

Key Takeaways

  • If you've ever looked at a LinkedIn job posting saturated with applicants and wondered if you actually have a chance, you're not alone.
  • Some big names, like Netflix, are inundated with applications, while others, like Domino's, aren't.

If you've ever wanted to work for one of your favorite companies — whether it be a tech giant like Apple or a fashion service like Stitch Fix — you might have navigated to its job posting on LinkedIn, seen that hundreds of applications were submitted within hours and wondered if you even had a shot.

Not surprisingly, some of the biggest names in American business do tend to be the most competitive, but others aren't exactly flooded with applicants. In fact, despite a gradually cooling job market in the U.S., economists maintain that employees are in a great position to negotiate and job hop, CNBC reported earlier this year.

Related: After 526 Rejected Job Applications, I Broke Through. So Can You.

So, what are your chances as an applicant at a household name company, really? What are the most — and least — competitive companies for job seekers? A new study from set out to answer that question by analyzing data from LinkedIn.

Based on the average number of daily job applicants to job postings, determined the 20 companies where getting hired might be particularly difficult and the 20 where it might not be so hard after all.

Related: 'Annoying' AI Chatbots Taking Over Fast Food Job Applications

The No. 1 most in-demand company among applicants? That would be Netflix, which, despite its controversial (and successful) crackdown on password sharing earlier this year, is the most competitive major American company for job seekers, boasting 84.87 average daily applicants per job posting.

Check out the full list from below:

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Amanda Breen

Entrepreneur Staff

Features Writer

Amanda Breen is a features writer at She is a graduate of Barnard College and received an MFA in writing at Columbia University, where she was a news fellow for the School of the Arts.

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