What’s the craziest thing you’ve done when trying to get a job? There are some, ahem, interesting gimmicks and tricks reported in SimplyHired’s recent survey. The blog asked over 500 hiring managers and over 500 job seekers to see whether these crazy tactics actually worked. The results are pretty surprising!
As someone who has both looked for a job and hired people, the differing perspectives section of the survey results were eye-opening to me. The contrast between what job seekers think is important versus what employers prioritize shows that we are not on the same page. Particularly when it comes to asking smart interview questions, knowing people at the company, and having a unique cover letter.
The crazy gimmicks and tricks range from someone ripping his shirt open like Superman to hopping behind a desk and working—before getting hired! I certainly don’t advocate for trying anything outlandish, but you never know whose attention you might catch with a unique cover letter.