I remember when I got my first job way back in 1988, I phoned the number on the card in the job centre and they asked if I can come in for a chat tommorow... nowdays applying for a job is like some enormous task, nearly every company has their own form to fill in often several pages long and have such demanding questions and want you to provide examples or scenarios of things that may or may not happen and yet after all that effort if they don't want to give an interview then you don't even get a reply, it's just so tedious, so impersonal and so invasive and gut wrenching to me.
Question: Give an example of when you have worked on a team project. What was the outcome and what was your role in the team?
Question: Give an example of your ability to work to deadlines and how you cope with work pressure.
Question: Why do you want this particular job/want to work here?
I also struggle with the job application forms several pages long. But I struggle much more with phones and informal chats.