Via SmartMoney.com …
GOOGLE THE PHRASES JOB HUNT and black hole and you’ll turn up 55,700 results. The reason for this confluence of terms, as any job hunter will tell you, is that applying for a position increasingly involves two phases.
Step one: Use the employer’s online application center to submit your carefully crafted résumé and cover letter. Step two: Sit and wait until the sun burns out and your bones turn to dust.
Behind the awesome silence, of course, is the miracle of automated screening.