What the most creative companies are doing to get you on board.
Which one is your favorite? Tell us in the comments.
United States Flickr Recruits Coders With Ads Hidden in Its Website’s Source Code. Where else?
“Lots of companies advertise their job openings to the ends of the earth, which we can’t really fault in this economy. But rather than let HR weed out applicants arbitrarily, Flickr decided to hide a link to its job postings for coders somewhere only worthy coding applicants would ever find it—inside the source code of its website. Of course, the effect is kind of ruined by other websites posting about it with screenshots of the message, but such is the price of good ideas. Just ask the guys who did practically the same thing three years ago with ads for EA’s Dante’s Inferno.”
This what it looks like today if you visit flickr.com and choose View Source in your browser… Continue reading >> 55 Great Job Recruitment Ads From Around the World
And all of these really happened.
Don’t miss the Top 10 at the bottom. Enjoy!
From CareerBuilder.ca’s study via Mainstreet.com:
1. Resume delivered in a balloon Continue reading >> 150 More Funniest Resume Mistakes, Bloopers and Blunders Ever
2. A four-page resume detailing every position and volunteer job a person has ever had since he was 12
3. Each line had one bold word that formed a “hidden” message about how great the applicant would be for the position
4. [The resume was] Scrawled in pencil on butcher’s paper
5. Listed “Have flown on a corporate jet” as a notable achievement
6. A resume etched into a wooden cutting board
7. Many small teddy bears and daisies adorned the edges of the pink paper (used for the resume)
8. Listed “Worked with my dad building things. Worked with my mum cleaning the house,” as past experience
Top cartoonists from around the web share their best job search material.
We reached out to a cartoonists all over the Internet who have done job search-related panels before and asked them for their favorite work, drawn by them.
Here are the hilarious results. Continue reading >> 11 Cartoonists Show Off Their Favorite Job Search Cartoons
As seen on cars and websites around the world.
Pin and share to your heart’s content. Continue reading >> 44 Funniest Car Bumper Stickers About Work
Have you ever experienced anything like these?
1) Most destructive interviewee
From Professor Ad Man:
“I had a job interview for a communication specialist position at The American Red Cross. The supervisor asked me to take a seat. As I scooted my chair back to make room for my portfolio, my seat hit the shelf behind me and I knocked over some stuff, breaking the man’s journalism awards. He still offered me the job — my first “real” job after college. Ironically, I was the communications specialist for Disaster Services for three years.” Continue reading >> 11 Scary Job Search Stories That Will Make You Cringe