Well, you may say, “What’s in a name?” or in this case, “What’s in your shopping cart?” But to do what it takes to get your name in front of tens of thousands in one click will get you a few tweets if not a few job queries in your Inbox! When you are trying to figure out what it will take for you to get noticed, nothing screams ingenious as creating a web page ala Amazon.com and listing YOURSELF as the product! At least you’ll create a viral outbreak if nothing else.
Take Philippe DuBost, Web Product Manager at http://www.phildub.comand see how he used a creative approach in creating his “resume” and how he turned a few thousand heads in just one click. I’m not sure if anyone will actually “hire” Philippe or, if he’s any good as a Web Product Manager, but you have to give it to him credit for coming up with one of the most clever approaches to resume circulation I’ve seen in a long time. Might this be a sign of the times?
As important as it is to have a resume that sells who you are, coming up with a way that uniquely and creatively gets your resume out there takes courage! In Philippe’s case not only has he used the web in a new and interesting way, he’s tied it to his unique skills and qualifications as a web manager which says he not only knows how to sell himself but may actually do a decent job selling your company’s products and services on the web as well.
Have you given any thought to what you might do to use media in a new and interesting way to highlight your skills? Can you tweet your way into a new job? Will you Facebook your network in a way where your “friends” might actually become your job prospects? Thinking outside the box may be easier for some than for others but giving some serious thought on how to move from mediocre to sublime may not be such a waste of time after all. Setting yourself apart from the rest has never been more important than it is today. You will see many folks trying creative ways to communicate and sell themselves in this fast moving media savvy world we live in.
What might you do to highlight your talents in a new and unusual way that will get you noticed? I don’t know if Philippe has started a trend here or not and if this form of “resume” will catch on long enough for others to imitate, but whatever your angle, make sure you know what you want out of your next job, how to showcase your talents and please don’t forget to include your contact information so people know how to add you to their shopping cart! Amazon might be creating a whole new “Job Marketplace” in the future!
Here’s to happy shopping even if it’s you they you are selling!
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