Lighter side: Would you hire the subject of this Web site?
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Desperate times call for desperate measures. But do the stunts job-seekers pull actually attract positive attention from employers?
Take the case of Robin: Almost a year after earning an MBA, her husband Mike still hadn’t found a job.
So she took matters into her own hands and started a Web site, www.myhusbandneedsajob.com.
The site is basically a beefed up online resume, with sections like “About Mike,” “Meet Mike” and “Mike’s Resume.” The homepage features a picture of Robin holding a sign that says “Hire my husband.”
Interesting job seeking strategies, both online and off, have become quite popular lately. Some other famous examples include the guy who rented a billboard to post his resume, and the woman who walked around in a shirt listing all her qualifications.
Would any of those tactics convince you to interview someone? Or do they come off as too desperate? Let us know your opinion in the comments section below.