cousin: In order to do so you need to do the following
cousin: 1. Applying online is useless, you might as well throw away your resume
Me: says who?
Me: that's how I got every offer and interview
cousin: 2. If you do apply online, call the HR department over and over
cousin: says me and I hire people
cousin: and my brother
cousin: and he hires people
Me: every person I know has gotten a job by applying online
cousin: its understood, that any good job you need to have a conversation by phone or know someone that can get you an interview
cousin: But I bet they called in, followed up, and if they didn't they were hiring for an entry level position
Me: I don't think you're entirely right.
Me: I got four job offers my first time by applying online, going for interviews
cousin: You are welcome to disagree
cousin: I'm just a hiring manager, thats all
cousin: Its all interview
cousin: ALL INTERVIEW
cousin: If you don't get a call back from a place that you apply to, you MUST call them
Me: and I have a great resume
Me: I get plenty of calls and plenty of interviews
Me: I went on many the first time around
cousin: What were these interviews for?
Me: the first time around?
Me: I interviewed everywhere
Me: every major publishing house, a bunch of magazines, a bunch of PR
cousin: what do you mean by first time around
Me: after graduation
cousin: as in last week? or before you got your last job
cousin: oh ok
Me: and this past week I interviewed with Harpercollins and NewYorkGuest
cousin: Very nice
cousin: What did they say?
cousin: You are waiting on a response?
Me: I didn't get Harpercollins, and NYGuest was depending on whether or not the girl who has the position now gets another job
cousin: oh ok
cousin: So you are doing fine already
cousin: You can say what you want about my advice btw, but knowing someone and getting the interview is more than half of getting a job
cousin: especially if you are competent, qualified, and interview well
Me: But I've gotten plentyof interviews without knowing anybody