My kitty-cat is sick, and I may not be able to get all the materials together this weekend, since I have to look after the kitty. She kind of seems ok, but I feel bad leaving her alone. What should I do?
Tell the cat to shut the hell up, and apply for the damn job.
But what if they reject me?
If you don't apply for the damn job, they'll reject you before they even see your application. So apply for the the damn job.
But shouldn't I call on the phone about my "great fit" or to let them know I'm "super interested" before applying? After all, there is the cost of postage and my transcript service to think about! Shouldn't I do that before I go to all that trouble?
No one told you to pick up a phone. No one told you that it was a good idea to save money on postage, or on transcript services. Apply for the damn job.