I talk to a lot of job seekers. When I ask how their job search is going, they tell me about all the online boards they have been submitting their resume to. Very few of them are researching companies, talking to people, or doing anything more than pressing “Submit”.
Jim Durbin, a recruiter and consultant here in St Louis wrote a great article called Are you really going to apply online? that explains better than I could what really happens when you submit your resume to one of these job boards. Well worth reading!