Does applying directly on the company careers site not matter anymore?

New / Product Referral_1
Oct 2, 2018 10 Comments

I have not had anyone reach out after applying on the company’s careers site. Even filled out this long essay-type questionnaire for a couple of them.

Are referrals or reaching out to the recruiter on LinkedIn the only ways to go? Or is it that my resume lacks keywords and is not going through the automated filtering system?

Has anyone recently received a call by applying directly on the companies careers site? If yes, which ones do you recommend?

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  • Intel Magnetic
    It does matter. I got called by big giants.
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Market Track pIxL65
    Your resume matters, get the book "the Google resume" after i read it and reworked mine, i started getting calls from website applications
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • Cerner XLdG63
    I have got calls from both big and medium sized places I applied to directly. Not going to list them because I don't want competition. I am careful to read through the requirements and only apply to places where my skills are a great fit. Strangely enough I haven't had much luck with referrals .
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • New
    uNSi04

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    uNSi04more
    I got called back by Google 3 times just through their website with a joke of a resume but I was a student so...
    Oct 2, 2018 2
    • Juniper Pliny Jr.
      You prolly were Ivy League/equivalent though...
      Oct 2, 2018
    • New
      uNSi04

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      uNSi04more
      Nope. My university is barely in the top 100
      Oct 2, 2018
  • Oracle / Eng OCI💭
    I’ve gotten called back by Google, AWS, Apple, Microsoft, and Dropbox all just by applying online. It did take a month for some companies. Never heard back from FB, immediate reject at Palantir, Uber, and Salesforce.
    Oct 3, 2018 0
  • PayPal Lshhhsn017
    Same here! The job I have is because I applied on the website
    Oct 2, 2018 0
  • New / Product Referral_1
    OP
    Interesting! Thanks all. Sounds like I need to work on my resume a bit more.
    Oct 2, 2018 1
    • Intel Magnetic
      You meant resume building i guess.
      Oct 2, 2018

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