Using Creativity in Your Job Search
My latest Memphis Daily News column is out, “Using Creativity in Your Job Search.” In it, I share a story of my own creative job seeking and hope to inspire you to think outside the box.
It goes without saying. Applying online can be a long, difficult process. You’re often left wondering if anyone has read your resume, or if they even know you exist at all.
Earlier this week, I read a story of a creative job seeker who found work passing out resumes at a train station. This inspirational tale reminded me of my own job search years ago.
While attending graduate school, I lived in Los Angeles. I was interested in the apparel industry and wanted to work at the Gap’s headquarters in San Francisco. I checked with my school’s career resources department to learn the Gap’s recruiters weren’t on the schedule for a campus visit.
Although this was disappointing, I didn’t give up. Instead, I started researching. It took some digging on the Internet, but I found an alternative.
To learn what the alternative was, and how you can be more creative in your search, check out my entire Memphis Daily News column here.
Angela Copeland is Founder and Coach for Copeland Coaching, a great way to jump start your job search. Follow her on Twitter @CopelandCoach for tips on finding the perfect job for you.