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Hiring Stunts

Here is a quick read from Yahoo Hot Jobs about desperate hiring moves from candidates.  The examples are entertaining – I suggest you read the article to see the different extremes some candidates will go to for a job.

My favorite line from the article (emphasis mine):

Career coach Bettina Seidman advises sending little “extras” when they are relevant to the job: “If a graphic designer sends a fabulous storyboard or another example of his or her work along with a resume, then that can work. If a labor-relations expert sends a copy of a new collective bargaining that he or she negotiated, that’s good. However, stalkers or flower senders or applicants who send their resumes in a huge envelope–none of this works. If a candidate shows signs of over-the-top actions or mental illness, they lose.”