I’m back with more questions I couldn’t answer during the week:

Should I know personally, the person who can refer me to the Hiring Manager? Since that person also have a chance to get a referral bonus, probably I can request that from the people that I do not know

If I talk with a real person directly, they say “Please apply online”. What should I do then?

ZipRecruiter lets you upload a cover letter AFTER uploading the resume. Should I still do it?

How long do you wait to reach back to a recruiter if you haven’t heard from them? My situation is that I had the third round interview last Monday, and haven’t heard from them about next potential steps, or decisions they may have made. But I also don’t want to put pressure on them.

Will the ATS define the keywords automatically by using the Job Description OR will the Hiring Manager define some keywords manually? Because, if the 1st choice is correct, I should put “team player” into my Resume as well

If applying through ATS doesn’t work, why I see these percentages about “Getting an Interview” on the Glassdoor page of one company?: • Applied online – 54% • Recruiter – 15% • Campus Recruiting – 12% • Employee Referral – 12% • In Person – 3% • Other – 3% • Staffing Agency – 2%

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