For most people, getting hired goes something like this: You see an ad, you send in your resume or fill out an application, you’re invited for an interview where you politely and straightforwardly answer any questions, and then (fingers crossed) you get the job. Woohoo!
But, it’s a crazy job market out there right now, and it’s getting harder and harder to land the role of your dreams (or any role in many cases). So, you can understand why people might resort to wacky stunts to get work.
They say it’s a fine line between genius and insanity, and we think that’s definitely the case when it comes to unique ways to land a job. Check out some of the weirdest ways people have gotten hired!
1. By using a reverse job application
We all know that, traditionally, if you want a job, you have to fill out a job application. But, what if it worked the other way around?
Andrew Horner launched a “reverse job application” website, where he invited potential employers to fill out an application to have HIM work for THEM. The site talked a little bit about himself and his situation, listed his skills and his requirements for a job.
It might sound arrogant and outlandish, but it worked!
In an update to his website, Horner stated that he got a dozen or so legitimate responses, had a couple of interview-packed weeks and ultimately accepted a job offer from a start-up.
It just goes to show that confidence can go a long way.