Part 13 of our job searching tips.
GO FOR QUALITY, NOT QUANTITY.
Once you’ve got the basics done like a good CV, proper spelling and covering letter, it’s a numbers game, don't get despondent if you don't get replies.
But it is better to be selective about the jobs you apply for, a few carefully chosen job applications are better than hundreds of random ones. You will need to apply for lots of jobs but don’t go for a scatter gun approach. Target your applications. That said, the more targeted applications you do, the better!