The Boston Globe has a profile today of some job seekers who are going to extraordinary measures to market themselves for work…
I’ve seen and heard about some pretty crazy antics…
In my recruiter days, I had people drop off resumes with an 8×10 photo of themselves… unfortunately, many of them were the equivalent of “Glamour Shots” and not appropriate for the workplace.
One other story was my friend’s former coworker, a marketing person, who sent a folding chair to a company with a note that said, “I hope there’s a seat for me there.”
I also had a client who offered Red Sox tickets to a job’s hiring manager, hoping they could go together and get some face time. (He was told by another person at that firm, “forget the Red Sox tickets, send him a bottle of whiskey.”) The manager didn’t take him up on the tickets.
Any other stories you’ve heard? And has ANYONE heard a story where something like this worked?