Everyone knows the saying "It's not what you know, it's who you know." This aphorism rings true in the business world, especially when it comes to the initial step of getting your foot in the door of a particular company or organization.
Let's see, who is more likely to get the job... the well qualified applicant who sent in her résumé via an online application website OR the interviewer's friend's cousin's friend who has the basic fundamental skill set required for the open position? Place your bets! Anyone? Bueller? Something tells me you know the correct answer, which is of course: "the interviewer's friend's cousin's friend."