Why do people complain about how difficult it is to get a job? After applying to about 7 places, and following up on three of those, I've gotten two jobs and turned down one more. So really, if you have trouble finding a job, try using a resume, or a cover letter, or both. Try following up and being assertive. Try dressing up, even if you're just picking up or dropping off your application or resume. Be professional. If after following up you have an interview, dress up appropriately, arrive early for your interview, and be friendly, smile and make conversation, crack a joke or two. Really it's not difficult, so for anyone who says they can't get a job, actually put some effort into it folks.