You’ve managed to finish up that resume, checking every word for spelling errors or grammatical mistakes.
And, when it comes to what’s on that resume, you think you’re pretty well equipped. Your education is good and you may even have some work experience to back you up. Still, with the unemployment rate at 9.7 percent, you may be considering options to make your resume or interview stand out.
You may not be alone, according to a recent survey from CareerBuilder.com. The poll of hiring managers showed that 22 percent said they had seen an increase in unique attempts by potential employees to gain their attention while embarking on new careers.
Some of the tactics mentioned included:
-A potential hire writing a letter solving a problem a company was having.
-A candidate creating a complete graphic portfolio for an employer’s brand.
-An applicant having a DVD of a previous employer giving him a recommendation.
Nine percent of hiring managers said these tactics worked on them. However, before you whip out the video camera, make sure your plan stays professional, said CareerBuilder advisor Jason Ferrara.
"That way, candidates are remembered for what they can offer an organization and not just for an unusual antic," he said.