Do those “Apply Online” methods work?

I’ve always wondered. Do those ‘Apply online’ company websites actually work?

I remember when I was trying to land my first job, the only way to get it, was to know someone in the company who could forward it over to HR.

I don’t think I ever remembered ANYONE getting a job just from applying via the company website.

And when I sifted through resumes, it was usually submitted from people who knew other people.

Has this been true for everyone?

If so, why the heck do companies post jobs and then not receive or review resumes if they are just going to go with people in the company who know someone?

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Just a girl trying to find a balance between being a Shopaholic and a Saver. I cleared $60,000 in 18 months earning $65,000 gross/year. Now I am self-employed, and you can read more about my story here, or visit my other blog: The Everyday Minimalist.