My mom and dad have always told me that if I want to get a job, I need to put on my best suit and start going from business to business asking to see the manager and get an application. Does this work?
Your parents are likely giving you this advice because it was the advice they were given when they began their job search. They were probably given this advice before the days of the internet, though. Online applications have made lives easier for both applicants and hiring managers precisely because it eliminates the hassle of needing to spend hours on the road looking for a job. You can search for a job this way as it is unlikely to hurt you, but applying to jobs online is a much faster way to do it and far more efficient for you and the businesses you will be applying to.
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