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Job Seekers Resort To Unusual Tactics

To separate themselves from the pack, job seekers are trying strange tactics to impress potential employers.

To separate themselves from the pack, job seekers are trying strange tactics to impress potential employers.

Thursday, June 10, 2010 1:09 GMT

CHICAGO (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – In this market, job seekers will try anything to stand out from their competition – ANYTHING at all.

According to a study by CareerBuilder.com, 22 percent of hiring managers report that they’re seeing more job seekers try unusual tactics to capture their attention in 2010.

Unconventional methods work out sometimes, as 9 percent of hiring managers have hired someone who used unique tactics to get noticed.

Job seekers who’ve been hired after using weird approaches include...

  • A candidate who brought in a DVD of his former boss giving him a video recommendation.

  • A woman who was applying for a casino table game position and started dealing cards on the hiring manager’s desk, pretending to talk to invisible players.

  • A wannabe teacher who brought an entire box of props to her interview to demonstrate her teaching style.

  • A go-getter who submitted a full business plan for a company’s product along with his resume.

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