Hello? Is it me you are looking for? Looking for work when you don't have a job can be incredibly lonely and unrewarding. So, how can you get hired? Related: 6 Tips For Staying Sane During Your Job Search Many employers don't send acknowledgement notices via mail, e-mail, fax, or phone like they did in the good ole days. Applicants often spend seemingly fruitless hours sitting at home, undressed (unwashed? unshaven?) in front of computers scanning myriad job announcements and completing tedious online applications. For variety, a resume might be e-mailed to be considered for a job opening. Most job seekers are left to wonder if they are even being considered for any of the jobs applied to. Many employers wonder where are the good applicants are. So where's the disconnect? How can an applicant reach an employer who would consider him or her an ideal candidate? The answer may be as simple as matching preferred communication method. I have recently been contacted by two sales people who are very smart in how they have attempted to close a sale with me. If more job seekers followed their lead they might have more success in getting hired. What impressed me?