Target, Macy's, Walmart: More Than Four Applicants for Every Holiday Opening

Great news, right: retailers are adding 550,000 to 650,00 jobs this holiday season. The news you need to know, though, is that for each of those openings, there are about 4.7 applicants, estimates Heidi Shierholz at the Economic Policy Institute.

So, how do you make sure you are the one among those 4.7 folks who gets the job at Target, Macy's or Walmart? Here is the short version of guerrilla job hunting: