I'm a third year undergraduate student and I have questions about three different scenarios:
1. Once applied to a job posting, which has a generic email "[email protected]", do I also mail my resume and cover letter to the hiring manager given that I find his/her name (Mr. Smith of XYZ company)?
2. Similar to number one, if the job was through an automatic HR system (Ex. Taleo), do I mail the resume and cover letter to the hiring manager?
3. Similar to above, if the email is instead to a person (ex. [email protected]), do I still mail the resume and cover letter to the hiring manager?
I read parts of John Lucht's book that snail mailing is a better method in terms of bypassing HR and being more likely for the hiring manager to read my resume than have HR go through their initial hiring process.
Thanks for your comments in advance.