When applying for jobs, 70% of students visit an employers website as their first step in the job search process. However, for many students this is the last step they will take. Using LinkedIn to connect with a relevant employee, sending a tweet to a corporate account and exploring your network to see if you might know someone who knows someone can all bolster your chances of being noticed by the company. At the very least they will provide something interesting to discuss during a potential interview.
Should any of these methods prove unsuccessful, you don’t have to take no for an answer! Almost 50% of students who submitted resumes via email said that companies never contacted them. If you don’t receive a response after a week, reach out a second time. The best result will be that a recruiter will notice your resume and see that you are persistent, the worst result is that you still won’t get a response.