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Mon, Aug 6, 2012

Job Search Skills

There are plenty of crazy things you can do to find a job in today’s market, but there is one possible gem in the list of outrageous actions.

Place an ad for yourself.

That’s right.  Create an ad for Facebook or for Google where you advertise your strong suits in the few lines of text and then sit back to see how many hits you get as a result.

Whether you’re a social media maven or you’re just thinking about getting noticed, this will help you create a buzz around your name.  For those looking for people with your skills, you’ll get noticed via online searches.

And if you include the name of the hiring manager in your ad, then they might just find you by looking up their own name or seeing their name in a search results page by your main ad title.

Yes, it’s new and it’s strange, but you might just want to get online in a new way if you want to get a job in a new field.  This technique works especially well for those who want to enter a marketing job, but it can also work well for those who just need to get noticed.

Take some time to review the options you have and to see what costs these will entail.  Just like placing an ad anywhere, you will need to pay for the space your ad takes up, how much it runs, etc.  Additionally, you want to make sure you’re using the best ad placements given where you think a hiring manager might look.

But if you get a job as a result, why not give it a try?  Needless to say, you’ll stand out as being unique, and that is often something a resume just can’t guarantee anymore – no matter how great your job history is.

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2 Comments For This Post

  1. Jenna Says:

    This is a really creative approach to job searching! It might be a new concept, but who knows, it could end up being a great way for job seekers to find work and for recruiters to find job seekers.

  2. tbavol Says:

    Thanks for your comment Jenna.

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