Creativity is one of those new sought after features. No matter how the job-hunter must balance getting creative without getting carried away!
Planning obvious “chance meetings” and coming across as if the president might not be effective, however there are creative “foot in the door” thoughts, and here are a couple. The idea is to be exceptional, but not bizarre.
• locate a temporary job with the business that you’d love to work for via an agency or the HR department. A six-week assignment, conducted to near-perfection, can easily turn into a contract or permanent position. Available to not only real positions, but also in professional offices and industrial work, it’s a superb way to weed hazardous working surroundings from the list of preferred employers.
• Leverage an interior connection to land an introduction to the hiring supervisor. Sell this individual in your qualifications and value, and he or she’ll subsequently sell HR recruiting team too!
• rather than sending in a resume for a posted job opening, send your latest top-notch performance inspection, a project profile, or even your professional biography.
• Send your application package via overnight courier, or by fax. Inexplicably, sometimes changing up your game reaps fresh results.
• Do not ignore freelance or consulting opportunities.
• in the event that you really have your target set on a big, large company that’s difficult to enter, consider getting in with one of the company’s subsidiaries or a supplier. You’ll make insider connections, which you can leverage to fulfill the right hiring manager, with time.
Competition is hard, and the ordinary job hunt today can take half a year, even more.
• If you are super interested in work, call the HR department. Be ready to talk value with relevant-to-the-position preceding accomplishments.
• If you’re at a high degree, be more creative with your resume’s content. Add a chart that illustrates your impressive sales numbers, listing of creating savings, or other quantifiable accomplishment. Or create a flow chart that shows visually the most significant world players you have worked for, and also the prominent positions you have held. Nobody ever said the resume had to be dull, or mustn’t deviate from the norm.
Whatever you do, don’t cross that fine line between persistence and imagination, and nuisance and bizarre! Mailing in a sock having a note that clarifies “Now that my sock is in the doorway, I’d love to get my ‘foot in the door’…” is very likely to be met not with respect, but with doors shut and locked. Preventing chocolates is not likely to get anything but a throw in the garbage.
The best advice remains the tried and true: a tactical resume and cover letter, and networking.
Award-winning and printed professional resume writer, Stephanie Clark, is owner of New Leaf Resumes, a fulltime resume writing and interview coaching service. Released in several Canadian and American career publications, Stephanie also writes a weekly livelihood article for a neighborhood daily newspaper.