Finding a job can be a tough and tedious exercise, which could lead to frustration. You have signed up for every job notification website on the internet, followed up with calls, and networked until you are blue in the face. Each day you apply for every job in your field with little to no results. Today, we learn the top 5 creative tips to finding a job that could help you land your dream job.
Send Half of Your Resume
Find a company you want to work for and write a great cover letter on why you are a goodfit. Don’t seal the envelope or enclose your resume; they’ll think it fell out in the mail. Theywill call and engage in a conversation and potentially land you a job, if not that exact time, inthe future.
Write A Prospecting Letter
Make use of the power of direct mail. Identify 5-10companies and write a letter to yourcontact network asking them if they know anyone who works at any of the companies onyour list. If they do, send them your resume and ask them to forward it to their contact orask for permission to send it yourself. This will place you at an advantage over unadvertisedpositions in the companies.
Email Chain Letter
Create a list of 20 companies you want to work for and send an email to all your contacts to see if they know anyone who works at any of these companies. Ask them to contact you if they do so that you can ask for a referral. Finally, ask them to forward your email to 10 more people to broaden your search and increase your chances to land a job.
Distribute A Booklet
Write a booklet with information relevant to your industry and give it away. Everyone loves free information and this demonstrates your expertise. Give the booklet away electronically and advertise it to newsgroups where hiring managers will see it. These are creative and easy to implement tactics that can give you better results landing your dream job.