Casting via Twitter - but please with background
One of the two examples is already a bit older, by 2015 and shows what can be achieved with social media, a dose of courage and a lot of skill - Intercessio has blogged about it extensively.
Nina Mufleh was eager to work for Airbnb and sent a tweet after numerous unsuccessful application attempts - but not only: in this tweet, she sent a link to a page where she carefully analyzed why the company should expand in the Middle East. In addition, she had apparently also networked with various Airbnb employees to promote the tweet.
Cold Play: A sign for a dream job?
The second example is actually not a classic application, but a nice example how to stand out from the crowd. But here, too, skills and corresponding self-confidence are required:
The 19-year-old Ferdinand held up a sign at Coldplay in Munich, on which he asked “Let me play Everglow for you” and was promptly asked on the stage, where he also convinced thousands of fans and singers Chris Martin with his skills. Sign to your dream job - if only for a few minutes, but with a sustained media coverage.
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10 Tips for dedicated applications
What strikes me, on the other hand, is that many young people often think of creative applications, but often go beyond the target. Obviously such an application must already be - but it should not be negative. We show how it goes and where it often hooks.
- Industry and address must be right: Naughty in creative areas - in the conservative environment rather traditional applications are appropriate.
- Have the contact person in mind: The target group has to fit - this applies to marketing as well as to applications. It does not do any good to flare your fireworks at ideas, but if your target person does not have the power to hire you.
- Formal Correct: Creative or not: The application should contain no spelling mistakes, the salutation should be correct.
- The sound makes the music: Stay in the language formally correct: Avoid confidences or colloquial language, which is not creative but intrusive!
- Creative packaging: Many applications are sorted out right away: make sure that the application also looks positively out of the ordinary.
- Witticism wins: Creative is above all amusing - a person who laughs tears is already a good start!
- Show commitment: Show self-confidence and commitment - nobody wants a creative application that ends with “I hope for your support”.
- To convince by ability: Whoever trumps must deliver, is the motto. Unfortunately, this is often not the case, so companies are skeptical accordingly. If you show that you can do something, you have won.
- Private remains private: They can be creative, even provocative: their private life is not part of the application.
- No sex! Sex sells - but not in applications! Erotic allusions can be really embarrassing!
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