In this recession, it has been difficult for many to find work. In the advertising industry, one is constantly seeking innovative new ways to grasp the target market’s attention and sell a product. In a job search, the company one desires to work for is the target market and the individual seeking a job is selling their product (their labor). I think this tough job market will result in some exciting and innovative new ways that people apply for jobs. Here are a few examples:
Alec Brownstein bought Google ad words for a handful of creative directors’ names he wanted to work for so that when they Googled themselves a message from Brownstein was the top result. He now works for one of his targets at Y&R New York. This cost him a mere $6.
I recall another example where a person put out ads claiming to pay the expenses of a vacation for anyone that could get him a full-time job (vacation location varied based on the salary of his new job).
This recession is certainly a scary time for individuals seeking a new career, but it can also be an exciting time for people to find new creative ways of earning a new career. Have you heard of any creative or bizarre job search stories, or do you have some great ideas of your own? Feel free to share them in the comments.