Re: Tips on Getting Hired

Subject: Re: Tips on Getting Hired
From: Beth Agnew <beth -dot- agnew -at- senecac -dot- on -dot- ca>
Date: Sun, 21 Jan 2007 14:56:52 -0500

Not in the cover letter but on the resume. Al talked about leaving a CD with the employer. I used to do that too, but also found when I was a hiring manager that I didn't have time to look at CDs unless I was already fairly certain the candidate was who I wanted. By then, I was looking for reasons NOT to hire. A website would have been much easier.

I always wanted the potential employer to have a very good idea of who I was, therefore the application package I sent was meant to get their attention and give them a sense of me as a person. When I was applying for more creative jobs in marketing and multimedia, I used a very creative approach. I once got an interview at a sports organization by sending them my trading card (8.5 x 11 version) instead of a resume. If they don't like the way I apply, they sure aren't going to like me. And I certainly wouldn't be happy working in an organization where my antics were frowned upon. Better for both of us to know that up front.

James Barrow wrote:

Seriously, do you ever include your website URL in your cover letter?

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