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When you're applying for a job, you don't just want to get noticed, you want to stand out as the best applicant the hiring manager has ever seen. According to a new CareerBuilder survey, candidates are doing some creative and crazy things, but are they really helping them get a job?
The national online survey was conducted on behalf of CareerBuilder by Harris Poll between May 11 and June 7, 2016, and included more than 2,300 full-time, U.S. hiring and human resources managers across industries and company sizes.
"Candidates are realizing that an extraordinary cover letter and resume with strong references aren't enough, that if you really want the gig, you have to stand out from the competition," said Rosemary Haefner, chief human resources officer for CareerBuilder. "Unfortunately, what many aren't realizing is that the catch is making sure you do that in a professional, respectful way."
Doing Whatever It Takes
Hiring managers gave the following examples of unusual tactics job seekers used to stand out, not always for the right reasons:
Five Ways to Stand Out, The Right Way
To up your chances of getting hired, it comes down to providing evidence that you are the ideal fit. Haefner offers the following ways to stand out:
Have you tried creative ways to get noticed in your job search without success? Have you sent in resumes without hearing back from employers? Then it's time to update your resume. Contact Matt Krumrie to update your resume today, and find out the creative ways he can help you get noticed for your next job.
About Matt Krumrie
In addition to writing resumes and cover letters, Krumrie has published over 2,000 career and job search articles for the Star Tribune, Flexjobs.com, Ziprecruiter.com and more.