Online application auto filler?

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Mike G in Kansas City, Missouri

53 months ago

I'm sick of filling out these online applications, is there a good auto fill application? I tried one a while back that only uses IE, but it didn't work well at all.

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Bluetea in Texas

53 months ago

Write one! You'd make a million bucks!

Some of these apps are so long, I have to lie down and take a nap in the middle of them.

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Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

53 months ago

Funny stuff. No, dude. If you don't participate in the Chinese water torture of filling out online apps, you won't be considered for the job. There are no short cuts past it. Like Barnes said, take the pain, take the pain.

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Parafreegal in Chicago, Illinois

53 months ago

There's a program that will automatically fill out a Taleo online app? Seriously? I don't know if I believe it.

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Peninsula Resumes in Palo Alto, California

38 months ago

If you want to stop having to fill out applications, I would recommend using LinkedIn. Once they have your basic resume profile you can apply to jobs in just a couple of clicks and they will relay your information to the hiring company. To find jobs that use the apply with LinkedIn button, just login to linkedin and click on the jobs tab. This will save you a lot of time and offers a good source of jobs depending on the position, industry, and location you are applying to.

The only downside to this is the jobs on linkedin are often heavily applied to.

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desperate in Schenectady, New York

18 months ago

Chrome has an automated form filling function and remembers each account's login; however I want to automate the searching and applying...

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NE1 in Somewhere

18 months ago

You could probably set something up with Greasemonkey.

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hruncovered in Seattle, Washington

18 months ago

Peninsula Resumes in Palo Alto, California said: If you want to stop having to fill out applications, I would recommend using LinkedIn.

Excellent advice about using LinkedIn. Of course, you need to also make sure that your LinkedIn profile is complete and compelling. Here are a few more things to keep in mind when taking on other Applicant Tracking Systems:

– Target your resume first: Because many applicant tracking systems require you to essentially type all of the data from your resume into an on-line application, it can be easy to make small changes to the content as you enter it. A better idea is to target your resume first. You can then use the content to complete the application and you will have the targeted resume to hand over when you meet for an interview.

– Save your responses to specific questions: In addition to keeping a copy of the targeted resume you used to complete the on-line application, save all of your responses to role specific questions in a separate document. This way you’ll be sure to remember how you responded when those questions come up later in the process. Additionally, these questions can tend to be similar from organization to organization, so having your responses handy could save you a lot of time down the road.

– Revisit core profile settings frequently: Many Applicant Tracking Systems will allow you to fill out some default profile settings. However, settings change and your experience evolves, so make sure you are checking the default profile from time to time.

Applicant Tracking Systems save companies a ton of time, but they also add a fairly complex layer of technology to the already confounding job search process. Being aware of how your resume and application are being handled can mean the difference between the resume “black hole” and an interview.

Happy New Year,

Kent @ TandemPowered (formerly Tandem Resumes)

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