As the number of applicants increases, the success of any one applicant decreases. In other words, job applications have become a numbers game. In the hands of applicants, automated software would drastically cut down the time taken to apply for the requisite number of jobs to secure a position.
Automating the process would reduce time spent reading job ads, uploading resumes and signing on to various job sites under the current, woefully inefficient system.
Several programmers have already attempted to create a job application robot. This type of online robot, or "bot", is a programmed piece of software that performs a variety of functions on behalf of the applicant.
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