An Insider’s Look: What Happens to My Resume After I Apply?

If you’re like anyone else who’s ever searched for a job online, you’ve probably wondered if anyone even looks at your resume. Submissions can be quick and easy, allowing you to distribute your resume further in an hour than you would in a day looking for “job wanted” signs. That said, it often feels like you send your resume out a thousand times and wait around forever without even getting a response.

It’s important to remember that not all companies send letters of acknowledgment when they receive your application. This can be discouraging, but it’s really a matter of the industry you’re trying to enter. More formal industries may send an immediate response and want you to come interview right away while others can take between two to eight weeks to select the best candidate. Some frustration is to be expected, but the key to overcoming it and landing the…


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