How can you stand among hundreds of other job candidates?
The simple answer: Be the most qualified. But that’s hard to determine and not always possible.
So Kerry Sandberg Scott has another tip: Mail a hard copy of your resume and cover letter to the employer. Make sure you follow directions by first applying through the way they designate on their ad. For example: If you find out about the position on CareerBuilder, apply through CareerBuilder… But afterwards, put a paper copy of your resume and cover letter in the mail. Scott cautions: “Don’t send it to HR” and don’t do overnight shipping (it makes you look wasteful, and in this economy, saving is key). Instead, use Social Media to find out who the hiring manager is, and mail it to them in the regular mail.