Posted by Paladin on June 23, 2017
You’re a marketing professional, and you are killing it, but you’ve decided that it’s time to take the next step in your career. Or maybe you’re just getting into the industry and you need your big break. In either case, you need to wow a prospective employer to get that job. Here are some creative ways to help your job search.
Standard Resume Builders
Resume Gig is a standard resume builder. You fill in your information and it puts your resume together with its own generator. The outcome will be a black and white resume without graphics or a lot of splash. This is helpful for submitting to job sites and applying to companies that tend to be more traditional. It’s also a good option for when you are applying for a lot of jobs with different job titles.
Creative Resume Templates
If you’re looking to create your own resume, Adobe has some great creative resume templates available. The templates are for InDesign, and if you don’t already own the software, you can get a free trial. This is one way to produce a gorgeous, color resume. The templates have a variety of aesthetic options and color saturation settings. If you’re applying for a creative job, you should be showing off your creativity!
Online Portfolios Help Your Job Search
You also need a robust online resume or portfolio. About.me is one option for this. You can use this as a hub for everything you do. About.me doesn’t give you a full website, but rather serves as an online business card where you don’t have to worry about programming or maintaining a site of your own. About.me allows you to include photos and links to campaigns or projects that you are particularly proud of, your social accounts, and other relevant content. Prospective employers are going to do a web search for your name anyway, so it’s helpful for you to be able to make it easier for them by putting all of your information in one place. You can give the link out in your email signature and/or print it on your physical business cards.
Pull Out the Stops for Your Dream Job
While the tools mentioned above are helpful, sometimes you want to do something truly special that sets you apart from all other job candidates. If you’ve identified your dream job, you should go all in to get it. Create your own personal PR campaign to let your work speak for itself. What do we mean? Look at PleaseHireMeColbertLateShow.com to get an idea. This person wanted to work for The Late Show with Stephen Colbert and pulled out all the stops. They created a website and hashtag, then proceeded to get other people involved. This generates publicity for you and for your prospective employer, too. This tactic will work best for well-known companies, and yes, it costs money and involves some programming knowledge. However, if you’ve identified your dream job, it can be worth it.
There are all kinds of things available for you to find that great job, including talking to a recruiter. If you’re looking for your next opportunity, feel free to reach out to your local Paladin office and browse our available jobs now.