Job Hunting? 15 Ways To Stand Out From The Competition

Forbes

Jun 1, 2018

In recent years, the job market has swung heavily in favor of candidates, with companies working hard to attract and retain their industry's top talent. While this is still largely the case, it doesn't mean job seekers always have the upper hand: In fact, many applicants still face steep competition for coveted positions and must find a way to stand out from the crowd.

Most people send a thank-you email or a written card, but I once sent a card via FedEx to make sure the hiring manager opened it. He was so impressed he called me personally to offer me the job. While all the job seekers had talked about their creativity and out-of-the-box thinking, I was the only one who had demonstrated it. Figure out your best path to follow up that leaves an impression.