How do I stand out as a job seeker?
Data indicates that around 80% of jobs are obtained through networking. Your job search should be a multi-pronged approach that includes online applications, in addition to joining professional associations, attending local mixers and job fairs, participating on LinkedIn and talking with family, friends and their network about your professional goals.
Have a polished, concise and appealing resume that is easy to ski and highlights your strengths and accomplishments.
Tailor your cover letter to show that you understand the needs of the job and the department/company. Demonstrate that you are someone who understands that is needed and are ready, willing and able to come in smoothly and make your boss look great!