I am just curious how many online adjuncts that are currently employed actually got hired by submitting an online application (without being recruited, or being an internal hire, or without knowing somebody at the institution before hand)? I have spent about a month filling out applications online, in response to adjunct positions posted on higheredjobs and simplyhired, but feel like it is a waste. These applications are buggy, time consuming, and all I can think about when I fill them out is that they will probably never get noticed in the first place. If learning institutions are like my day-job employer, they post positions online just for equal opportunity fears, but in reality have their own little "hiring preferences". I welcome thoughts on any of the below topics... - Job search listings versus manually applying at tons of schools - Anyone using paper resumes anymore? - How to get noticed by those teenaged HR assistants snacking on Doritos - Is it still a "who you know" world? - Apply at the big online private schools versus smaller community colleges - Is a masters degree even enough anymore for undergrad adjuncts? - In your opinion, what automatically gets a CV deleted or dismissed? - Are there placement agencies for adjuncts? - Who do I got to pukk to get an online teaching gig these days?