I’ve been on both sides of the job application process more than a few times over the years.
And applications and resumes only tell so much. Very important, that meeting to step out of cyberspace and see if there is real live-person chemistry that will work for the job at hand.
Meanwhile, I fill out the on-line applications, trying my best to answer the questions to showcase my suitability as the best candidate and hopefully advance to the next steps.
How often do you think we check the wrong box and somewhere a computer reads the answer as wrong! loser! and kicks us out as hopeless with no recourse……meow.