There’s job seekers and there’s extraordinary job seekers, there’s a massive difference.
Extraordinary job seekers are looking for every opportunity to get a connection, to get a lead on an opening, to get in front of employers. Extraordinary job seekers never wait for a job to come to them and never wait for jobs to be advertised.
Some extraordinary job seekers
This guy targeted 5 employers and bought ads on Google. When these employers Googled themselves they would see Alex’s advert saying Hire me with a link back to examples of his work. This tactic resulted in 4 interviews and 2 job offers, genius!
I’ve mentioned Mark before and actually interviewed him for jobhop. Read the Mark Leruste interview Mark created a video because he wanted to create an impact, plus he wanted to grab a particular managing directors attention
Another person who used video to attract employers, he didn’t post immediately on the web though, he sent the video directly to companies and had a job before the video went public. When it did go public on Youtube, he received so many job offers that he thought it would actually make more sense to go freelance! Graeme Anthony CV video
The disrupter, he created a website where employers were encouraged to apply for him! How many times do you think he heard from cynics, saying you can’t do that, that isn’t how it suppose to work? Well it did work he received 44 offers and accepted one of them, so next time you have an idea that goes against the grain, try it.
In 2009 Alex wanted a job so much that he mounted the fourth plinth in Trafalgar square and put his credentials on a 10ft high CV. It worked he got a job as a sales executive selling consultancy services. Alex on his plinth
So there’s some extraordinary job seekers, how extraordinary are you?
Blog post credit goes to Elliot Symonds who coined the phrase “The Extraordinary Job seeker”
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