Why do companies care if you know them or not when you are applying for a job?

Why do companies care if you know them or not when you are applying for a job?

Something that has kind of boggled me as of late is why companies/hiring managers get offended if you don't know them, but are applying for a job at their company. I mean, it isn't like (for example) cars are so different that you need a person that has an altar in their house for a specific brand and 10 years of experience repairing that specific company's car.

The way I see it, if someone needs a field engineer that can fix, install, and service equipment, their attitude and eye for detail would far outweigh how well you know the founder's family tree.

In today's oversaturated marketplace for engineers and online applications, it is almost expected that you have to send out 300+ resumes for a single interview, with a 10% chance at getting an offer after that unless you literally founded a successful tech company or invented a groundbreaking and innovative machine.

Am I missing something?

Submitted July 13, 2017 at 02:29PM by MechCADdie
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Why do companies care if you know them or not when you are applying for a job?

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