You won’t believe some of the audacious things that people have done that actually got them hired.
Most of us don’t want to take too many risks when it comes to making a good impression on a potential employer. Whether it’s nerves, lack of self-confidence, or just straight professionalism, we tend to stick to serious business on our resumes and in our interviews. For the most part, this is a good idea. However, KB Staffing has come across some cute stories about unconventional ways that people have landed their dream jobs. Now, we’re not saying to go try these ideas, but isn’t it neat that these people got lucky with their risks?
The Risk Paid Off
At KB Staffing, we love hearing success stories! The following incidents are just too good not to share.
- An online argument that paid off. One intrepid man, who is now an editor at All Things You Need to Know, started an argument on Twitter with someone who published an article that he disagreed with. Not an unusual situation these days, but what was out of the ordinary was when the author challenged his disputer to write a counter article. The rebuttal was written, and lo and behold, a job offer was tendered from the author’s publisher!
- Honest work. A man named Matthew Ross went with the honest approach in his cover letter to Wall Street firm, Duff and Phelps. He was completely upfront about his lack of experience or credentials, stating that he just wanted to learn by being around industry professionals. His chutzpah paid off, and he got the job he was after!
- Quirkiness gets noticed. Angela Gilliam got herself noticed by inserting as many random words plucked from her dictionary as she could into her resume. This was a highly sought-after position she was applying for, so she wanted to wow the interviewer. Since it was relevant to the job, she concocted a half dozen different smoothies to present at the interview. The interviewer seemed a little thrown off by her enthusiasm, but offered her the job nonetheless!
Get in the Door
While we can’t state that trying these types of methods will yield the results you’re looking for, at KB Staffing, we can assure you that we have plenty of Central Florida jobs available for the Polk County workforce. We are an expert staffing service, skilled at helping people find good jobs with great companies in Lakeland, Winter Haven, and throughout Polk County. If you’re not sure what to do to get hired, call KB Staffing!