As my faith in the front-facing application process eroded into near oblivion, I learned three lessons by robotically applying to thousands of jobs: 1) It’s not how you apply, it’s who you know. And if you don’t know someone, don’t bother. 2) Companies are trying to fill a position with minimal risk, not discover someone who breaks the mold. 3) The number of jobs you apply to has no correlation to whether you’ll be considered, and you won’t be considered for jobs you don’t get the chance to apply to.

Source: I Built A Bot To Apply To Thousands Of Jobs At Once–Here’s What I Learned