In radio when we apply for a job we have to submit an audition tape of what we sound like. Many times I have seen a radio talent send an audtition of someone else claiming its actually them. CareerBuilder.com recently surveyed 2,000 hiring managers, and asked them for the CRAZIEST STUNTS people have pulled to stand out from the pack. Just because you're qualified for a job doesn't mean you're going to get it. Especially in this economy. And apparently some people go to EXTREME lengths to up their chances. First, here are the top five that actually WORKED, and got people the job.
1. Renting a billboard outside the company's office and putting their information on it.
2. Asking to be interviewed in Spanish to showcase the fact that they're bilingual.
3. Inviting the company to hire them by setting up their cover letter like a wedding invitation.
Another successful job candidate went with a message-in-a-bottle theme, and someone else put
their resume on a chocolate bar.
4. Performing an original song about why they were the best person for the job.
5. Fixing a piece of equipment during their interview.
A few that DIDN'T work include
doing a backflip into the room, offering a tarot card reading, and mailing them a shoe to, quote,
"get their foot in the door."