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What happens with an online job application?

Assuming I am applying to Mcdonald's or Wal-Mart, does the application go to the corporate office and get filed away, or does the store manager actually see it? I have applied to countless restaurants, department stores, and miscellaneous (supposedly) open jobs, but I have never received a response. Is it a waste of time to try to apply to these places online (which is usually the only option) and, if so - how does anyone ever get hired?

Asked By: gearofages - 6/28/2011
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Well, you're question is one that many wonder. You really never know. They claim to have looked at every single application, but who knows if they're really telling the truth. That said, you aren't wasting your time because who knows when they'll call you. I applied for a job at a Big 4 CPA firm and it took them nearly... More
Answered By: Sion J - 6/28/2011
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I applied to a Sam's Club once and I think they called me a month or so later. Jobs are hard to come by because some jobs don't want to hire anyone else and the job competition for those who are hiring is really high. I always wonder if they really do look at every application, but it's possible they may skip the... More
Answered By: TH3M B0N3Z - 6/28/2011
 
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