5 Guerrilla Tactics to Get a Job

By Posted 2011 Updated   Guest PostsTutorials

Here are some Guerrilla Tactics to get a job. If you are looking for a job then you may have posted your resume on almost all the job boards on the web. You may have set Monster or HotJobs as your browser home page. You follow up with every call and network with every possible person until your face turns blue. Well, here are some creative ways to find and get a job fast!

Send Only Half of Your Resume

If you are not getting callbacks, then this trick will work for you. When sending the resume next time, write a great cover letter as usual, pointing to the resume enclosed, but don’t enclose any resume and don’t seal the envelope. The company will thing that the resume fell out in the mail. They will call you, and this is the time you must sell yourself.

Create a Google Adwords Ad Campaign

Recently Alec Brownstein created a google adwords ad campaign with the targeting keywords as the names of hiring managers of the companies he wanted to work for. When the hiring managers googled their name (who doesn’t) they saw his ad and asked for an interview. With this trick you may even get a job in Google or Facebook.

Start a Viral Email Chain Letter

Prepare a list of 10 companies you want to work with. Then send an email to everyone you know to find out if they know anyone who works at any of these companies. Ask them to contact you immediately if they do know someone so that you can get a referral. Also, ask them to forward this email to 10 people they know. This will create a viral email chain letter and normally you will get many referrals within a couple of days.

Give Away a Free Ebook

Write an informative ebook related to your area of expertise and give it away. Promote this ebook on your blog, twitter and Facebook. This will spread the word about your expertise and sooner or later the ebook will reach the hiring managers of the companies you want to join, thus landing you a job offer.

Call Human Resources

Call the HR department of the company you want to join and ask them what recruiting firm they use. They will ask you why do you want to know. Tell them that as their company is not looking for a person with your skill set right now, and the hiring agency may be dealing with other firms, so you may get a recommendation. Its highly probable that they will ask you for an interview to save the agency fees, as you already know that they need a person with your skill set.

These are some of the creative ways to get hired. Do let us know if you have any other secret gems!

Guest author Mayur Somani writes about tech news, reviews and analysis at TechyLabs.com. You can also guest blog here.

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4 comments on “5 Guerrilla Tactics to Get a Job

  1. Ninja Affiliate says:

    Great tips.
    Finding a job and perfect job is really very time consuming.
    Thanks for your worthy tips.

  2. ML says:

    As a hiring manager I can tell you that #1, #3, #5 will NOT get you hired, in fact thy make it less likely for you to get a job.

  3. Andrew says:

    Thank you for all these tips! They are amazing when you are job hunting!

  4. David says:

    Thank you for the awesome tips! I don’t eve have an account on LinkedIn LOL but I will definitely get it now. Can you please tell me if it is ligit to use different resume writing companies to create a good account and good resumes on Linked In? I mean like Keyresumehelp com ir cvcv co uk or other?

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