Catch the Hiring Manager’s Attention: 3 Unconventional Ways to Stand Out From Other Job Seekers
To what extremes would you go to get a job? Sometimes posting your resume online doesn’t get it to the right individual nor does it set you apart from the other thousands applying for that position. The best way to catch the attention of a hiring manager is to set yourself apart by thinking of creative tactics that emphasize your skills.Resume Chocolate BarAre you a creative designer? Find creative ways to show your skills in the resume itself, and create it based off of that. If you’re a visual designer, make a well-designed resume that illustrates something unique. If you’re a mobile developer, build an app that shows your resume in a fun way.The Billboard ApproachIn desperate times, use desperate measures. Don’t be afraid to use guerrilla job seeking tactics like contacting hiring managers, sending paper resumes, and buying yourself a billboard. Adam Pacitti used the billboard approach to get an employers’ attention.The Sandwich BoardMake yourself visible, in the right place, and with a clear call to action. Holding a board that clearly states the position you’re seeking with a contact number may sound extreme, but it may bring the right type of attention. Jason Fruen used the sandwich board approach on the highway, which got him the calls that lead to employment. Though unconventional, they may lead to an interview and your dream job.