1. Prioritize Job Postings that match your skill set directly
2. Tailor your résumé to the Job Post ; make sure the keywords match
3. Write a brief cover letter that specifically addresses the job’s requirements.
4. Most important: Search your online and real life network for a connection to the job you want.
5. On other queries, like a request for references, or your current position, especially if you’re unemployed, write “to be discussed.”