Ingenuity Is Key to Landing a Position Do Sweat the Small Stuff. (Job Hunting)
Ingenuity is the key to landing a new position, according to career expert Tracey Turner, executive director of The Creative Group, Menlo Park, Calif., a specialized staffing firm placing creative, advertising, and marketing and web professionals. As the employment environment becomes more competitive, she emphasizes that it is increasingly important for job seekers to distinguish themselves.
"A clever job search strategy can help candidates attract the attention of hiring managers, which is essential in today's market where many applicants may be vying for a single opening." Turner points out, suggesting that, while creativity can set a candidate apart, it is possible to go too far. "Gimmicks such as sending a resume in a tin can may sometimes work, but the potential employer might question the job seeker's judgment. The most-successful strategies emphasize the unique qualities an applicant has to offer in an …
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Publication information: Article title: Ingenuity Is Key to Landing a Position Do Sweat the Small Stuff. (Job Hunting). Contributors: Not available. Magazine title: USA TODAY. Volume: 131. Issue: 2691 Publication date: December 2002. Page number: 8+. © 2009 Society for the Advancement of Education. COPYRIGHT 2002 Gale Group.
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