As you might remember (and I know you remember because you sleep with a printed copy of Talent Update under your pillow at night), last month’s Talent Tip contained recruiting advice that suggests you do a little pre-work before you get hired.
The response I got from readers was over the top. And I don’t mean Obama-taking-a-selfie-at-Nelson-Mandela’s-memorial-service-over-the-top. I mean a good over the top!
Here are three highlights you will enjoy.
First, I heard from Pamela Stubbart about an idea called the “Briefcase Technique.” She wrote:
Well said, Pamela! Very slick indeed!
I also heard from Dave Doctor, who told me about a concept inspired by a book called “Don’t Send a Resume: And Other Contrarian Rules to Help Land a Great Job.” In Dave’s words:
I think Dave’s hybrid approach is perfect. I know too many hiring managers who will gladly hit delete if you don’t send along the required materials. But nearly all of them would gladly entertain reading useful suggestions if they came in tandem with a résumé and cover letter.
Finally, Shana Kluck Teehan shared an inspiring story about landing job that involves going above and beyond. Shana wrote:
Wow! It doesn’t get any better than that, does it? Thanks to all of the folks who sent us inspiring ideas and thoughts.
If you have any selfies with fetching foreign digitaries, please share those as well!