The questions on the minds of every PR job seeker—and the answers!

From how to make your résumé standout after you’ve submitted it online to the No. 1 thing every job-seeker needs to do now.

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We tackled everything from the best questions to ask in an interview to what skills employers are looking for right now. (Video editing came up time and time again—remember my media producer post from a couple week’s ago?)

I thought I’d share some of the questions we didn’t get a chance to discuss during the panel—questions that are most likely on most job seekers’ minds these days.

How can a job seeker standout when submitting a résumé online through a company portal?

The short answer: You can’t.

The more complex answer: You can’t rely on the system. You have to find creative ways around the system. Largely that means finding a personal connection within the organization. Scroll through your LinkedIn connections. Is anyone connected with the person or person who might be hiring for this job? Also, think about creative ways to get noticed inside the company.

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