The Stack

We’ll be using the following tools to help us land our next interview:

  • Advanced Job Search - A powerful job search tool that helps us find the exact job that we’re looking for.
  • Application Autofill - A great Chrome extension that’ll help us fill out job applications with a single click.
  • Finding Outreach Contacts - Using LinkedIn’s advanced search, we can easily find people who work at the company that we’re applying to. This is a great way to find someone who might help us get in touch with the hiring manager or the recruiter for that role.
  • Outreach Templating - Effortlessly create personalized connection notes or InMails for any LinkedIn contact with our outreach templating tool.

Before we get started, make sure you have the following resources:

  • LinkedIn Account
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter (optional as ChatGPT can help you create a tailored one 😄)

The first step to landing an interview is finding the right job. I’ve built a powerful job search tool that helps you find the exact job that you’re looking for. You can filter by job title, location, company, and more.

Initially limiting your search to the last 1 to 5 days can enhance your application’s visibility to recruiters.

This is because most job boards prioritize applications based on submission date, with the latest submissions appearing at the top of the list.

Thus, hiring teams usually follow a First In, First Out (FIFO) approach for reviewing applications, meaning the earlier you apply, the better your chances of being seen.

This is in contrast to i.e. BIFO (Best In, First Out) when presenting candidates or LIFO (Last In, First Out) for laying off employees 😄.

This tool works by accepting user inputs like job title or different experience levels a user may want to target or negate. It then uses these inputs to generate a search query that can be used to search for jobs on different job boards like LinkedIn, Ashby, Greenhouse, and more.


You’re a student looking for a summer internship in software engineering.

Advanced Job Search - Software Engineering Internship

I.e. if we click Open on the Greenhouse result, we’ll be taken to with the following search query:* (inurl:“/job/” OR inurl:“/jobs/” OR inurl:“/apply/”) intitle:“software engineer” (intitle:“intern” OR intitle:“internship”).

View the Greenhouse result by clicking here.

Autofill Job Application

Now from the search result above, let’s say we found a job that we’re interested in…

Software Engineering Internship at Greenhouse

When we visit the job application page, we can use the Simplify Autofill Chrome extension to fill out the application with a single click.

Job Application Page - Simplify CoPilot Autofill

Here, if we click LET'S DO IT! on the extension popup, it’ll autofill the application form with the details we’ve provided during onboarding.

Simplify CoPilot - Filling

Finding Outreach Contacts

Skip this section if the hiring team exists in the job description.

After applying to the job above, we can use LinkedIn search to find people who work at the company we’re applying to.

For example, if we’re looking for contacts at Neuralink, we can set the following filters:

  • Type: People
  • Location: United States
  • Current Company: Neuralink
  • Profile Language: English
  • Title Keywords: recruiter (or any other relevant title)
LinkedIn People Search

Here, we can see a list of recruiters in United States who work at Neuralink.

Reaching Out

Finally, we can use my simple outreach templating tool to create personalized connection notes or InMails for any LinkedIn contact. You can always customize the output message to fit your needs. 😄

Let’s say we want to reach out to Laura (from the result above). We can use the outreach templating tool to create a personalized message for them.

Outreach Templating - Laura

Below, we have two different outreach messages that we can use to reach out to Laura.

If the person you’re reaching out to works at the company you’re applying to, but isn’t the direct hiring manager or recruiter for the role.

Cold Outreach
Messages are short (and to the point) so they can be used as connection notes on LinkedIn or as the body of an InMail.

We can copy the message and use it to reach out to Laura on LinkedIn. This is a great way to get in touch with someone who might help us get our application noticed!

Warm Outreach

🎉 Done!

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