As the use of texting grows in recruiting, the ability to apply by text is slowly becoming more of a reality. As of now, you can’t typically apply through text messaging other than beginning the apply process by answering a few questions. But text based chatbots now allow you to essentially collect the basic data points you need to capture a candidate’s information and intent.
For a growing number of jobs you don’t really need to collect a resume. Blue collar positions, entry level, customer service, gig work and even software developers can be included in this job cohort.