Answered by Beamer, Hiring Expert at Textron Inc., on Wednesday, March 29, 2017
I agree with Dan, very interesting question! If I were to get a resume in the mail, perhaps with a short handwritten note conveying your appreciation for my time and attention to it and expressing your excitement for the company, I would actually be impressed. In this digital age, that little bit of extra effort can help shine a light on your application. I might just be old-fashioned though!
Also agreeing with Dan, it would take some pretty impressive investigative skills to make sure it got to the right person. However, if you could accomplish this, you have more creativity with the impression you make. If it's a creative role, for example, you can send a portfolio of work. It's always unexpected and often cool for recruiters and hiring managers to get their hands on something tangible.