Raise your hand if you were not selected for a better job for which you were uniquely qualified.

For context, there are hundreds of thousands of hands that are raised.

Today, most employers use computerized ATS to screen and decide which among the hundreds — or thousands — of resumes submitted will be reviewed by a human recruiter.

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Soon, almost all these companies will use smart automation to proactively identify qualified applicants from online sites like LinkedIn for jobs, many of which are never posted. 

Applying online to find your next better job will hamstring your career.  The only way you can mitigate this surge in recruiting automation is to have a robust professional network with contacts close to or inside organizations where you would like to work, people who will introduce and recommend you.