In this competitive hiring climate job seekers are turning to extreme measures to get noticed by employers. These methods aren’t for everyone but some employers do look favorably on these types of people because it shows a sense of resourcefulness, ingenuity, and the ability to adapt to change. If anything, they give the rest of us a good laugh.
Sandwich Board Job Seeker
Job seeker Paul Nawrocki was down on his luck so he took to the streets of New York city armed only with a sandwich board and a resume. Well, his resume was written on the sandwich board. The amazing thing about this story is that Paul walked around Manhattan for over a year before someone offered him a job. Talk about dedication.
Unconventional but Creative Resume
Graphic designers have more leeway than most when it comes to creating creative resume’s. This example is from designer Chuck De Lay who used a 1960s phone book throw back style to grab the readers attention. Unfortunatly resumes like this probably would only hurt your chances of getting a call back in more ’serious’ industries.
Put Your Resume On A T-Shirt
What to job search even when you are out running errands? Head over to DamnINeedaJob.com and you can get your resume printed onto the back of your t-shirt. Now waiting in line at the grocery story could land you a job!
Send A Singing Telegram
What better way to get the attention of your desired employer by sending a singing telegram into their office. You might think this is a joke but in 2009 this actually landed job seeker Phillip Burkozi a job. Warning: this may actually annoy most employers.
Pay Someone to Find a Job For You
Michael Checkoway needed a new job but didn’t want to do any of that pesky and tedious job hunting, so he set up a website http://www.michaelcheckoway.com/and offered to send people on luxurious vacations if they found him a job. He even made different tiers of destinations based on the salary he would be getting at the offered job. In May 2010 Mr Checkoway got a job and sent one lucky job hunter on a very expensive vacation to Cancun.Aaron was the first intern for ResumeBucket back in 2008 and now is the full time Community Manager. He has a degree from California State University Fullerton specializing in Advertising. You can send him an email at Aaron@ResumeBucket.com