You’ve often heard that just sending your resume in to a big company through their online job site is a waste of time, right? Well, here’s proof.
Bostonworks.com reports on a study where researchers took a job opening and wrote 100 resumes specifically for that position. They then added 10% more information, and submitted them. Only 12% were picked up by the system as qualified.
Therefore, even if you are perfect for an advertised job, and your perfect resume shows that, there is still a greater than 90% chance that their automated system will NOT select your resume for further consideration.