Here in Govloop – and in the world of recruitment – we talk lot about rocking your résumé and writing creative cover letters. With good reason, because these are essential elements needed to grab the attention of potential employers.
I don’t see that changing anytime soon. However, I came across an article that reminded me résumés can come in many different fonts and formats.
Daniel Hebert, a recent graduate, set his sights on a position as a social media analyst with a particular company. He was truly determined that this job at this company had to be his…period.
So, he threw the conventional method of sending a cover letter and résumé completely out the window. Instead, he opted to blog about why he is the ideal candidate for the position. He’s now one step closer to his goal – he had an interview this week.
I have to give him credit; his twist on the traditional application process is creative.
Given the position Daniel wants, I can see why blogging was an affective approach. That said, there’s a fine line between creativity and craziness. Just search “I need a job” on YouTube and you’ll see what I mean.
What’s the most creative or craziest thing you’ve done to land a job?
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