Campaigning for your Dream Job

Posted by Joe on Thursday, June 4, 2015 Under: #JobSeeker Series
Note: This post is the fourth in a series that I am publishing to help those who are seeking their dream job. There are several tips that I feel incrementally increase your chance of being hired. These tips require hard work to implement, but the "sweat equity" will pay dividends when you land the job you have been coveting.

Campaigning for your Dream Job

You’ve tried to contact your dream employer for months; you sent LinkedIn requests and emails, reached out to the C-Suite, sent your portfolio to a few employees in the right department, and maybe even landed a meeting or two, but none of these encounters led to a job offer. By now, you’re ready to move on, because you’ve tried everything, right? But have you actually done EVERYTHING you can? (Be honest, probably not.)

Chances are, you’ve used the same tactics as many others, but haven’t tried any new approaches. If this describes your efforts, it might be time to consider campaigning for your dream job.

Though it may sound extreme, job-seeker Nina Mufleh created a stunning website resume that mimicked that of her dream employer, Airbnb:

Her creative website not only highlights Airbnb’s much-needed growth in Middle Eastern countries, but it also illustrates the depth of her travel industry knowledge, and shows how badly she wants the position. Notice that Nina’s web-resume doesn’t focus on her past experiences that anyone could have easily found on LinkedIn, but instead showcases opportunities that she believes the company should pursue, thus, illustrating her future contributions to Airbnb’s success.

Here is another story from a few years back from a young man who used a "full court press" effort to win a position with his dream employer: Hire Me HeadBlade

Try getting creative, if you really want to land your dream job. What other creative job winning efforts have you encountered?


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