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People using gimmicks to get in the door

 
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Interesting article on how some people are getting noticed in a pile of resumes. I think most are gimmick. I do like the idea of CD presentations, and have a friend who has a company which produces them.
Boston Globe 6/9/02
http://bostonworks.boston.com/globe/articles/060902_gimmick.html
Tight market leads many to gimmicks
Job seekers get creative to get noticed by prospective employers


Some are using the gimmick of putting a resume in a plaster leg cast to get a foot in the door. Still others are volunteering videos and other elaborate presentations that companies can use even if they don't hire the enterprising candidates.


--Mark
 
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I know a girl who was so much frustrated in searching for a job that she send her shoe along with the resume to the employer stating that "I am very much tired of searching for the job you can have an idea by looking at my shoe that how much I've walked to search for a job I am desperate please give me this job "
And surprisingly she gets a job
 
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i ,am sure that my shoes would be definately bad then hers . I guess i should try this !

Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
"I am very much tired of searching for the job you can have an idea by looking at my shoe that how much I've walked to search for a job I am desperate please give me this job "
And surprisingly she gets a job[/QB]

 
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Raghav Can you please tell me whether you are in India or somewhere else
 
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Shoe !? great, I think one can see my foot skin while I have put my shoes on ! I don't know what all is the benefit of education and skills, i am totally stumped, by not being able to get a job so far.
Sumit Amar
Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Computer Science)
DOEACC 'A' Level (FE-SS of Japan)
 
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Originally posted by Sumit Amar:
Shoe !? great, I think one can see my foot skin while I have put my shoes on ! I don't know what all is the benefit of education and skills, i am totally stumped, by not being able to get a job so far.
Sumit Amar
Master of Business Administration (Information Technology)
Bachelor of Commerce (Accountancy and Computer Science)
DOEACC 'A' Level (FE-SS of Japan)



Hi Sumit
In the present market situation a person needs to keep some patience and upgrade their skills definitily market will come up and you fill find your place in the market dont get so much frustrated, you see I've got my first job after 1 and 1/2 years of job hunting
Best of luck
Sameer
 
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Yes sameer . I,am from india .

Originally posted by Sameer Jamal:
Raghav Can you please tell me whether you are in India or somewhere else

 
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I am an Indian, but I think I did not mention that I am searching for a job in Germany. German people are too fussy, either they create problems in the skills or the Spoken Language. I know 6 languages fluently, but I aint very good at German, so they say they need a fluent German Speaker like the native ones. God knows when will I get my Work Permit to Germany.
 
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