Ret. AF, hired at UA in Jul 15. I did all the prep (ECIC, job fairs, sim prep, etc.) and the one thing I always tell people that I believe got me the call was using an application review service. There's a few out there, pick one and drop the $99. Can't say with 100% certainty it made the difference, but I got 3 calls within weeks after having my apps on file for over a year.
Count me as one of these. Didn't feel as though it was a "bold" move necessarily (and for reference I attended 3 job fairs, ECIC, application review service and 737 sim prep) but simply reflects the reality of mil flying...most of us just don't track our hours all that closely.