Job Hunting no longer has a human touch
From a person seeking a job, no matter at what career level you're at, it can cause stress and anxiety in different ways, from butterflies in your stomach to not being able to sleep at night.
One of the things that was actually very unfulfilling was not getting any type of responsing, causing one to question if there's somethign wrong with either your resume and/or skill set. Not getting any type of feedback I think can be as detremental as someone saying "Sorry, but you're not qualified". So having an app that actually provides that closue of "thank you, but the position has been filled" those provide some peace of mind.
"It may not be possible to entirely re-humanize the job search. HR still uses checklists and search engines to go through resumes." This is very true. Some positions get so many applications, that going through each and every one of the resumes can be a very daunting task, reason why my companies use software that applies certaing logic to look for specific criteria in resumes.
There's also the job application process, which anyone who has recently gone through them can testify that I can easily consume from an hour or two just to get to the second screen. These job application platforms are there to help out the vetting process, but many qualified candidates fall through the cracks simply because they didn't toggle the correct checkbox or didn't choose the correct dropdown option.
Some companies know are asking for a self interview: They ask the candidate to make a video of themselves asking answering specific questions. Some candidates love this, other are too shy in front of the camera and fail badly.
At the end there's no better option than an HR rep going through your resume and then simply picking up the phone and calling (which is what most HeadHunters do).