Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter discusses some creative ideas for getting more interviews.
The show stems from an interview I did with Abby Kohut for “Job Search Radio.”
She cited a few ways the job hunters are getting interviews. They sound a little corny but I can see how they work. They obviously don’t work all the time but, when they do, you get a leg up.
She says that may work 50% of the time. Let’s say she’s exaggerating and they only work 30% of the time. Want to try?
These are creative ways to have organizations take notice of you because you want to stand out and get your foot in the door.
Let’s say you want to get an interview with someone and they’re just not responding to you at all. What you do is buy a cheap shoe or pair of shoes and mail one of them to the hiring manager and say, “you want to get your foot in the door.”
Another tactic she suggested to someone who was doing a career change was to send an egg timer to the hiring manager and that he get as much time with the hiring manager as sands and the timer.
The interview, of course, went longer than the timer and he was obligated to put on a good performance at the beginning of the interview, and it worked. Is now a VP with the firm.
The point of all this is that it is important to think creatively at times in order to get an opportunity
Do you think employers are trying to help you? You already know you can’t trust recruiters—they tell as they think you need to know to take the job they after representing so they collect their payday.
Jeff Altman, The Big Game Hunter has been a career coach and recruiter for what seems like one hundred years.
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