Job applications were at one time the primary method of evaluating candidates at most small businesses. However, thanks to the resume, the job application no longer figures as prominently into the hiring process, which isn't surprising. One reason is that the typical resume today contains most of, if not all, the information normally asked for on a typical job application. In addition, many job seekers post their work histories and professional qualifications on sites like LinkedIn. Employers often request interviews based on the information available through these resources, so there is no need for the additional step of filling out a job application.