It’s the conclusion:
It’s not how you apply, it’s who you know. And if you don’t know someone, don’t bother.
Companies are trying to fill a position with minimal risk, not discover someone who breaks the mold.
The number of jobs you apply to has no correlation to whether you’ll be considered, and you won’t be considered for jobs you don’t get the chance to apply to.
There is actually a whole lot more - that’s what ‘The Present Of Work’ is going to be about.