Some advantages of online job application include savings, immediate submission receipts, automatic corrections, instant feedback, convenience and promotes confidentiality. Most employers today require candidates to apply online because the benefits apply to the recruiter as well.
Applying online takes away the need to use things such as pens and paper. It also takes away the need to use mailing services. This in essence reduces the costs that applicants would otherwise incur. The time taken for an application to reach the recruitment department is also reduced tremendously.
Another advantage of online applications is that they allow candidates to correct mistakes. Some application systems are built in such a way that they can easily detect errors and warn the applicant. This increases the chances of the applicant to secure the job since the application will be devoid of certain errors. Once the application is completed and sent, most systems will instantly notify the applicant of receipt.
Database build up is the next advantage associated with online applications. This means an individual does not have to reapply every time there is a new job vacancy at the same company. Instead, the recruiter can simply go through the database and choose the most qualified candidates. It is equally important to note that candidates are able to send resumes to a large number of potential employers while at the same time maintaining confidentiality.