One of the things that Tory mentioned is that email applications are numerous. If you have an address take your resume personally. First impressions go a long way and follow up with a phone call. The squeaky wheell always gets oiled. Don't be shy to tell them why they should hire you. I just recently got a job offer after struggling for 6 years and doing all the right things. I told them that I would work harder than their first choice candidate and I compiled a brag book with everything that was relevant to my experience for the last 27 years - it worked.