Tonight, President Obama presented his jobs creation plan to a captive audience that certainly included many of the nations 14 million unemployed eagerly watching and listening for the silver lining in an increasingly stormy job market. In August, the unemployment rate held at 9.1 percent and there were no new jobs created. The news only confirmed that the job market is competitive, and to get hired you have to find a way to rise above the crowd.
Cloud-based technology and social media collaboration tools have reinvented the job search into a digital exchange of information, but many job seekers are doing far more than emailing or uploading resumes into portals. They are leveraging technology in bold, inventive ways to land a job in these unprecedented times. Below are five of the top unconventional ways to land a job in 2011:
- Throw away your resume. Pitch yourself with a Presume created with SlideRocket – a viral resume allows candidates to showcase their work, add a music/voice over or create a mini movie highlighting their experience in a visual way. See how Hanna Phan used her Presume to follow her passion and land her dream job at SlideRocket!
- Stop tending crops. Create a Facebook ad “I want to work for XX Company!” Making FaceBook more useful than tending your Farmville crops.
- Go viral! Tweet your way to the corner office. Build your personal brand online with Twitter.
- Seeing is believing – turn your skills into thrills with an infographic resume, there’s even a tool to help you!
- Crack the code. Create your own personalized QR Code that links back to your SlideRocket Presume, LinkedIn page, blog, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube Video, and more!