I am applying for a sales position. The posting says to apply online or in person. It is at a national bookseller. I am looking for a second job to supplement my primary job as a network administrator. There are rumors that my company is downsizing so I am trying to earn extra money.
The answer to that question would vary based on the type of employer. Thanks for clarifying the setting. In this case, if you deliver the resume and application in person you might have the chance to talk with the hiring manager for a few moments. So, choose the time carefully. Call in advance and ask when the manager is working. Don’t go in at the store’s busiest time of day. Dress as you would for an interview so you make a positive first impression.
On a side note, I applaud you for being proactive to save money just in case you are downsized. I assume you are also actively looking for a full-time job in your field. If you need help with your resume or the job search, contact me. I would be happy to help you.