Secrets of the Job Hunt


Friday, August 05, 2005

Creative Job Search Methods

CHICAGO, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- How do you make yourself stand out in acrowd of job seekers competing for the same position? Hiring managersnationwide shared the most unconventional methods job seekers used to grabtheir attention in's latest survey "How to Get in the FrontDoor."

The top ten most unusual methods include:
1. Candidate sent a singing telegram to the employer, highlighting his qualifications
2. Candidate wore a tuxedo to the interview
3. Candidate brought references live in person with her to the interview
4. Candidate sent a videotape of his typical working day with his resume
5. Candidate took out an ad in a trade journal
6. Candidate brought Starbuck's for the entire office
7. Candidate repeatedly sat next to the hiring manager at church
8. Candidate sent a flower arrangement resume - attached to each flower were little cards with resume information
9. Candidate photocopied his face as a background for his resume
10. Candidate had her current boss cold call the hiring manager to tout her qualifications before even applying

"Multiple people are vying for the same open positions in mostsituations," said Rosemary Haefner, Vice President of Human Resources "Trying something out of the ordinary to market yourskills and accomplishments can give you an edge over other applicants. Thekey to executing effectively and making yourself memorable for the rightreasons is coupling creativity with professionalism and persistence." For more information about surveys, visit .

No comments: