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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.



Author: Angela Copeland

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.

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