The resume drop is the industry standard, yet it's the most impersonal and least effective way of getting that dream job

This blog post by Nicholas Gavronsky is an excellent explanation of why network recruiting is the better way to find a job, both for job-seekers and hirers.

As Nick says,

when an amazing opportunity comes along someone in your network can say "Hey, I know a great guy for this position." Personal introductions are so much more powerful than a resume drop.

This is exactly why I created HoneyComb to help manage network recruiting. Network recruiting is a better way to hire, and HoneyComb is a better way to network recruit. It makes the process transparent, manageable, and wider reaching.