As the world population keeps rising, so also there is an increasing demand for jobs. Every day, millions of unemployed and prospective recruits send out their CVs and application letters to tens and hundreds of companies around the world, and each time, they get turned down.
The reason who you have not been hired may not necessarily be because you are not qualified, it could be because you aren’t doing something right.
Sometimes, you need to distinguish yourself from the others. You must do something different and extraordinary to get the needed attention. Here are some creative ways we think you can make an employer give you good consideration.
DONT SEND ALL OF YOUR RESUME
When applying for a job, write a great cover letter on why you are a good fit, pointing to the enclosed resume. Don’t seal the envelope and don’t enclose a resume. They’ll think the resume fell out in the mail. They will call and engage in a conversation. There you have an opportunity to sell yourself.
WRITE A PROSPECTING LETTER
Direct mails carry a certain power, use it. Locate 5 to 10 companies. Write a letter to your contact network and ask them if they know anyone who works at any of the companies on your list.
When a contact says they know someone on your list, send them your resume and ask them to forward it to their contact or request permission to send it yourself.
EMAIL A CHAIN BETTER
Make a list of 10 companies you dream to work for and send a bulk email to everyone you know asking if they know anyone who works at these companies.
Make a request in the email that they contact you if they do, so that you can ask for a referral. You can also ask them to forward your email to 10 more people. However, it may not be a good idea to do this if you’re currently employed. Again, this method appears too damningly desperate, but it works.
SHARE FREE INFORMATION
Craftily write a booklet with information relevant to your industry and give it away. Everyone loves free information and this demonstrates your expertise.
Share this information freely on your social media channels and advertise it to newsgroups where hiring managers will see it.
Call the human resource department, and ask them what outside agency or third-party recruiting firm they use.
They will ask you why you want to know. Tell them that although their company is not currently hiring someone with your skill set right now, the agency may be dealing with other firms, so you are looking for a recommendation.
They may very well ask you for an interview, and at least you could get a lead. They would love to save the agency fees. Also being recommended gives you special attention.