Be bold, be creative—but use good judgment.
For many job seekers, sending a standard resume and cover letter to "whom it may concern" almost guarantees their applications will languish in a pile with other unchosen ones. So how do you stand out in a competitive job market?
Don't overthink it, says Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer at CareerBuilder—and use common sense. CareerBuilder recently conducted a survey of hiring managers, asking them to name incide