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Many people know how to go online and perform a job search. Many people also know how to read a newspaper for job openings in the area. What they don’t know is how to set themselves apart from the numerous other people who are trying to get hired. The following are three creative tips for applying for a job:


Provide a Sample

One way that applicants have been able to snag jobs is by providing a sample of their work. For example, an applicant may voluntarily clean up  a workspace or offer to fix a broken printer to showcase the skills that he or she has. The person can brand himself or herself in that manner by letting the potential employer know about the skills.

Send a Unique Resume

A unique resume may draw the attention of a potential employee. An example of uniqueness is a good old-fashioned handwritten resume. One reason that it will draw attention is because it will be one of if not many. Secondly, the potential employer will see that the applicant spent a lot of time on it. It can show dedication, which is a quality that employers love.

Add Unique Skills

An applicant should add unique skills to a resume to increase the possibility of a hire. Unique skills are skills such as fluency in another language, technical skills that the job doesn’t require, experience in management and such things. A prospective employer always wants to hire someone who can make that boss’ job easier in some way. Adding additional skills that can one day help the company can boost the chances of a hire.

In these competitive times, prospects have to do their best to stay on top of the game. Uniqueness is a necessity because most jobs have more than 100 applicants after them.