Immigration Blog

Smart Apply 2.0: Your Secret Weapon to Win Visa Job War!

By Bill at March 12, 2011 18:21
Filed Under: Tips and Features

U.S. employers added 192,000 jobs in Feb 2011. Initial claims for unemployment benefits fell by 20,000 to 368,000 in the week ending Feb. 26, 2011, the lowest level in nearly 3 years. USCIS will start accepting H1B Visa petitions again on April 1. 

Job Hunting is painful. This is especially true for foreigners. How many jobs do you apply for every day? How many hiring managers call you back every month? Will the hiring manager open your application you have spent so much time on? 

Smart Apply is the solution! Once you tell it your background and preferences, it will start working for you 24X7. It will crawl the job boards, match your skills and interests, and submit customized applications to 50 best matched jobs. 

Smart Apply has been so successful since its launch last summer, we just released Smart Apply 2.0 based on user feedbacks. Following are some of the enhancements: 

  1. Multiple Settings: You can now create up to 5 smart applies. For example, if you are looking for both database and programming jobs, you can create different criteria, attach different resumes and cover letters.
  2. No Restriction Trial Period: In Smart Apply 1.0, only 10 jobs would be matched during trial period. Smart Apply 2.0 removes the limit.
  3. Customized Apply Time: The opening rates of email applications are different at different hours. An application arrives at 2PM is more likely to be opened than the one arrives at 8AM. You can now decide when your application will be submitted.
  4. Match Score: Every matched job has a matching score. You can use the scores to test your setting and approve matched jobs.
  5. User Interface: The interface of Smart Apply 2.0 is more user friendly. We will continue to improve the interface based on your feedbacks.

USCIS will start accepting H1B Visa petitions within one month. Let Smart Apply 2.0 help you win the visa job war!

Visa Job News: Smart Apply is getting Smarter

By Bill at September 23, 2010 19:18
Filed Under: Tips and Features

Since its first release in May 2010, Smart Apply has become the most popular service on Every day, hundreds of members use the service to send out thousands of applications.  They only have to spend several minutes a day, and the smart engine will match skills, customize cover letters and deliver applications. They feel relaxed and comfortable, because they know Smart Apply rules make it impossible to abuse the system, and everything possible has been done to avoid spam.

Based on feedbacks, we just released the upgraded version of Smart Apply service, following is the list of major enhancements:

1. Keywords to Avoid: The old version of Smart Apply has a very nice feature: Companies to Avoid. People like it and some of them ask why not have "Keywords to Avoid". For example, if you are searching for marketing jobs, you do not want to be bothered by door to door sales jobs. We hear you and this feature is now available on Smart Apply setup page. You can simply add the word "sales" to the list of words to avoid, and then you will never be invited to become the greatest salesman in the world!

2. Remove unwanted jobs: No matter how smart our system is, sometimes it will return some jobs that you do not want to apply for. Now on Approve Matched Jobs page, you can simply click the Remove button to remove unwanted jobs, and then you will never be bothered by them again! 

3. Apply for jobs directly and manually: We want to make our service smarter, simpler and more flexible. Sometimes, you want more controls over the job applications. You want to use different cover letters or resumes. You want to send the applications through your Outlook client or web mail. We hear you and actually we encourage you to do so for your dream jobs. Now on the job details page, you have the option to write cover letter, upload resume, change your name, email address and subject before clicking submit. Since the job contact (email, name and title) is also available, you can email the application from your email client like Outlook or Hotmail.

4. Extended trial period. Originally, the free trial period is 3 days. Now, it has been extended to 10 days. If you really like our service and update your Smart Apply setting everyday, you will soon figure out a way to extend the trial period indefinitely.  We do not fix this 'bug', because we appreciate your support and want your feedbacks. When we generate enough revenue from advertisement and employer, we will provide our services free.

Try the new Smart Apply now, and tell us how you think!

How many jobs do you apply for every day?

By Bill at July 17, 2010 00:14
Filed Under: Tips and Features

How many jobs do you apply for every day? Some feel guilty, some are blamed, for applying for only 5-10 jobs a day. But they have done their best and they do not know Smart Apply! 

Job hunting is painful, we all know that. 

You have to constantly improve your skills, update your resumes, search for new openings and fill stupid forms online…. All those efforts are only the first step: you are the perfect candidate, you tailor the resume for your dream job, but the hiring manager might never open the application you have spent so much time on! Unfair? Tell me last time job market has been fair to everyone. 

Career experts say that the most effective way of getting a decent job online is simply to submit more applications and let more hiring mangers know they are your “first choice” and you are the best match. If you have learned statistics, you know what they mean. 

This is why we developed Smart Apply engine. After you spend several minutes on your profile and preferences, it will automatically crawl, match and apply for new jobs. You have the option to review and approve every matched job before the applications are submitted. We do everything necessary to make it more effective and avoid spam. Please read the 
Smart Apply FAQ to know more about this revolutionary service and start trying it for FREE now. 

Trust me, job hunting does not have to be painful!