Ok, you have posted to every internet job board and every job on Monster, CareerBuilder, and Indeed. You’ve followed up with calls and networked until you are blue in the face. You are looking and applying to every job on Craigslist in your field with little to no results. Well try some of these unique ways to find a job.
Send Half of Your Resume
Find a company you want to work at. 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. Sell yourself shamelessly.
Write A Prospecting Letter
Make use of the power of direct mail. Locate 5-10 companies. Write a letter to your contacts in your 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 their contact or ask permission to send it yourself.
E-Mail Chain Letter
Create a list of 20 companies you want to work for and send an email to everyone you know, to see if they know anyone who works at 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. Of course if you are currently employed do not do this!
Distribute An eBook
Write an ebook with information relevant to your industry and give it away. Everyone loves free information, and this demonstrates your expertise. Give the ebook away for free and send it to hiring managers in your network or on LinkedIn.
Call Human Resources
Sounds crazy, right? Call the human resources department. Ask them what outside agency or third-party recruiting firm they use. They will ask you why do you want to know. Tell them that their company is not currently looking for someone with your skill set right now and the agency they work with may know other organization who are and that you are looking for recommendations. They may very well ask you for an interview. If not at least you got a lead. They would love to save the agency fees. Also being recommended gives you special attention. Follow up the call with a thank you note.
Try these guerilla tactics to Get Hired!
Joshua Crawford | Managing Director | Get Hired Secrets
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