From 2016 to 2017, I had filled out more than 1000 online job applications with no results. I started to ask myself, “Can I just get a robot to fill out online job applications for me?”
Here is what I learned during my year-long search to automate the job application process.
There Is No Highly Effective Job Application Auto-Fill Bot
Google saves data to auto-fill your address and contact info into applications. And it is helpful that information is auto-filled when uploading a resume to a job application.
But using any auto filler means there will always be many job application mistakes to correct before clicking the submit button.
Job seekers, in an effort to save time, had also built their own bots to auto-fill job applications online with browser extensions and still had to go back and correct mistakes.
What These Bots Are Really Doing With Your Job Applications
According to a New Intrigue article in 2017, job application bots often search the internet for relevant job ads.
The bot compiles a list of people to contact and then uses an email template to create a cover letter. The cover letter includes keywords from the advertisement and job description to create a tailored resume. Remember to be precise. A robot does not understand suggestive or implied meanings, only the words used in the job description.
Finally, the job application bot sends automated emails to the relevant HR Manager. Still, this automation of the job application process has not been successful at getting people hired.
Can a Bot Fill out Job Applications or Not?
No, not necessarily. Even though you have services like Mentat claiming to offer bots that fill out job applications, mainly what they offer is a service that detects data, creates forms and then spams complete strangers.
Therefore, the online application forms are not being filled out. Instead, people involved in the hiring process are being emailed directly.
When it comes to filling out online job application forms, there is no replacement for the human touch.
Replace the Robot With the Service Find My Profession
Find My Profession offers a human touch when clients need online job applications filled out.
This service is much better than using a robot to auto-fill job applications for several reasons.
- Find My Profession knows from screening clients what jobs should be ignored and why.
- They personally tailor resumes for each job application based on the clients’ needs.
- Account Managers at Find My Profession fill out online job applications for clients in a way that appeals to recruiters and applicant tracking systems (ATS).
- Account Managers treat every job application like an event, which requires networking and attention to detail.
- Finally, Find My Profession focuses on applying for jobs to get “quality” responses that lead to job interviews.
Even though a “quantity” of responses feels great, what good is an interview at a company when you never should have applied in the first place?
Find My Profession also has an 80% success rate with finding clients work in 6 months or less, making it the wiser choice for anyone looking to outsource their job search.
To date, there is no effective automated job application software that replaces the human touch of Find My Profession.