Armed with the courage of your own value, you can boldly walk the less traveled path toward getting The Job you want. But, we're talking boldness here, not brazenness. Confidence, not conceit. So there are a few things you should do before sending your resume out and saying "here am I, hire me". First, you should identify specific employers you are interested in or for whom people in your network already work. Second, find out who should be on the receiving end of your message. Do some research to find the name and contact information of the hiring manager. Third, submit your strong resume and a compelling cover letter offering your skills and qualifications in your particular industry. Explain why you are interested in the company and how you will contribute to its success, and justify this point by underscoring your accomplishments. Provide your contact information. Ask for a conversation or a meeting. Remember: The purpose of submitting an unsolicited resume is to find a job vacancy before it is posted, or to follow a lead or tip from someone in your network who works with the company in question. You still have to show you're the right person for the job and that they should be talking to you FIRST.