How To Land Your Dream Job Interview - 100% Guaranteed
Ever dream about working for an amazing company that offers out of this world benefits and great pay? Welcome aboard to the "Rest Of The World" Ship! Everybody's looking to land that perfect job or career, (If they aren't already creating it themselves!)
So... How do you go about grabbing the company's attention, impressing their HR department and getting that 1st interview?
Throw Your Resume In The Garbage Right Now!
Before I was the one doing the hiring, I use to be the person handing out resumes, and if I had known then what I know now, I would have had 100% success rate with at least getting to the interview stage! So, what's the trick?
PRINT YOUR RESUME ON A PURPLE PIECE OF PAPER!
Print your resume on a bright purple or pink or yellow piece of paper! You're guaranteed to get an interview with the company you've always dreamed about working for. You're probably thinking... "What the heck is in this guy's tea?" I know it sounds crazy, but I'll explain.
Every year I receive hundreds and hundreds of boring, repetitive and straight up 'blah' resumes with individuals that claim they want to "obtain a position with my company to apply their skills blah blah blah blah blah!" and we are all guilty of handing out these wastes of paper, but seriously they're lucky if they ever get a second glance. Which brings me to my "PROVEN" purple resume theory which you are more than welcomed to try. It has a 100% success rate. By printing your resume on a crazy coloured piece of paper or with a crazy stand out design, only 1 of 2 things will happen:
1) THE EMPLOYER WILL THINK...
What is that purple piece of paper sticking out like a sore thumb in this pile of resumes? When they pull it out, lo and behold your awesome resume is now starring them in the face and peaking their interest and stirring their curiosity. Why would this person choose to display such a professional, definitive document in such a creative, different and crazy way? Hmmm..... What other magical characteristics does this person poses? I'd like to meet this person and see who they are and why they decided to be different. Maybe they can help our company to think different.
Congrats! You just landed interview number 1 because you challenged the creative capacity of the company! Well done.
On the other hand....
2) THE EMPLOYER WILL THINK...
What is that purple piece of paper sticking out like a sore thumb in this pile of resumes? When they pull it out, lo and behold your annoying resume is now starring them in the face and aggravating their professional image and standards. Why would this person choose to display such a professional, definitive document in such a silly, childish and ridiculous way? Ugh... Imagine the other sarcastic and unsophisticated schemes they're capable of! Definitely not the person we're looking for.
Congrats! You didn't land the interview because you gave the company a heads up of your creativity and magical personality and they didn't like it! Well done.... you just spared yourself years of misery, and unnecessary stress, working for a company where you have to hide your true character, abilities and ideas just to " FIT THE ROLE. "
Now wouldn't you rather work for a company who does except the "purple resume?" (in other words excepts you as who you truly are?) If a company can see value in your ability to express your creative side, then this is a company where you can see yourself enjoying and growing and contributing to their success! Yes, this is your DREAM JOB!
In conclusion, do something absolutely out of this world with your next resume and you'll be surprised how quickly and effortlessly you filter out the "Jobs from hell." and land your DREAM JOB! I guarantee 100% success rate or your blog reading time back!
LOL. Good luck!
Take a look at these MEGA creative resumes for some inspiration!