We are in the business of hiring and can always use advice on how to improve responses to applications.  Here are 6 tips for getting a better response with online applications/job board tools:

Make sure your resume and LinkedIn profiles are aligned and filled with keywords in the summary (around 150-200 words hand help a job board categorize you and give recruiters a good picture of your background and expertise.

Make sure your resume matches and reflects alignment with the role you are applying to, letting the recruiter know you made the effort.

Respond quickly to apply as roles can be filled fast. Speed up responses to listings by signing up for alerts on roles whenever possible.

Keep the resume formatting simple for the various job board databases. Content is far more important than graphics.

Follow the application instructions carefully and don’t put your home address on your resume for privacy. Also, it keeps the recruiter from focusing on your location and more on your skills.