I am applying for open positions around me right now. The job postings are saying I can send in resume, letter of interest.... usual stuff through mail or I can email it. What's my best option? I know with email it can get lost or put in a spam folder or something similar. Is hard copies mailed the better option? Is it ok to do both or is that a little over board? Also I just got an email from a principal at a school I applied to: Hello, Wanted to let you know that we are in the process of receiving our final applications at this time. Once we have gone through our list of candidates, I will be setting up interviews and will keep you posted on our decisions. Once again, thank you for your interest in xx.xxxx school. Should i respond to this with a reply? Maybe something to the affect of reiterating my cover letter (what i have to offer them.) Do you think it would effect my job chances either way?