|Out of The Box Thinking|
|Career Tips - Supersonic Searching Mondays|
|Written by Abby Kohut|
Almost every day I remind you that your job search will be more successful once you start thinking outside the box and hunting down those "underground" job opportunities. Last week I heard two out of the box job search stories that were so far beyond the average strategy that I consider them to be "out of this world". Today, I'll share both of these with you.
Without thinking twice, Karl knew what he had to do. He climbed into his car and drove to the company's headquarters. He asked the receptionist if he could see the hiring manager for the position and then proceeded to describe the error in the ad. The hiring manager was so grateful, he invited Karl in for an interview.
Could Karl have just called the company? Yes. Could he have just addressed the error in his cover letter? Yes. Could the hiring manager have been disinterested or turned off by Karl? Yes. Sometimes you just have to take a chance in life. Courage has never been more important than it is in this economy with all the competition in your midst.
If I had a job available for a recruiter, Rachel would be a top candidate on my list, before I met her. Seeing her story on CNN was inspirational and I am quite sure that there is a company out there who will be quite lucky to hire Rachel. Perhaps she'll get hired to blog about NYC for a magazine. Who knows? Regardless, what a super way to spend your down time
Absolutely Abby’s Advice:
Thinking outside the box is way more important now than it was even last year. Creative thinkers will be rewarded by an abundance of opportunities than never even appear as a blip on the average person's radar screen. Think creatively, take chances, and get hired!