Would you spend all your money on a personal advertising campaign or send naked photographs in your application? Believe it or not both of these methods have been attempted by graduates on that challenging quest to find the perfect career. In some industries, it’s getting harder and harder to make your application stand out from the crowd and graduates are finding new and inventive ways to make recruiters notice them.
In 2013 Edinburgh graduate Jo Muskus applied for the role of park ranger in Queensland with Tourism Australia. Described as ‘the best job in the world’ the role was one of six offering £30,000 for six months work where you would be promoting and experiencing the best things that Australia has to offer. In her application, Jo sent in a photo of herself naked in front of an Australian waterfall – she of course was not successful.
Some more successful ploys include:
All of these examples have had success and have been noticed in the industries that they wanted to work in, proving that imaginative ideas can certainly help you if you’re struggling in your job search.
So, how far would you go to obtain your dream career? Here are some things to consider when searching for your ideal job role:
Make the most of opportunities: It’s great to have a goal or dream in the back of your mind to give you motivation, but sometimes you have to take risks to help you step up the career ladder. Take any opportunity that comes your way, especially if it comes up regularly and it’s related to your goal even in a small way. This could be the experience that wins you that ideal job. At least, ask professional for help with your financial analyst entry level resume, it's the first step to success.
Is there a more attainable career for you? There could be other jobs in the same industry that might suit you, but your tunnel vision could mean you’re ignoring them or perhaps don’t even know they exist. If a job meets your financial requirements and is related to your career goal then even if it is not the dream job, it could be the right one for now. Keep your options open and ask yourself if this dream career is worth pursuing or whether there is something more suitable out there.
Is this dream job real? If you are unhappy in your current position you might be using the ‘grass is always greener on the other side’ approach, but there is no guarantee that you will not feel the same if you achieve your goal. Remember to use all your time and energy to find a career that does exist and will satisfy you. One of the most important things to consider is that you need to be realistic and prepared to discover that the ‘dream’ might not be as perfect as you have always imagined.