How to get a Job – The Reverse Job Application experiment
Last week we looked at the CraigList experiment, Eric Auld’s experience after adding a false ‘average job’ to the classified US jobs board Craiglist.
This week we take a look at Andrew Horner, who created the reverse job application to find a job…and like many of these wonderful experiments, this story had some interesting findings – so TheEmployable thought the story was at least worth sharing.
Now not that this story happened last week. This story started back in 2010, when Andrew, two years out of college and still jobless, decided to take his unemployment status into his own hands, and flip the whole job application process on it’s head.
Tired of not hearing back from recruiters, based on the job applications he sent off, he created a rather witty website, where companies could apply to hire him. A rather ‘take it or leave it’ attitude perhaps, but this creative approach worked wonders and Andrew’s website was quickly inundated with interested companies, fellow job seekers, and even a few critical comments too!
Irrespective of the recession or not, TheEmployable just people who are doing something different to try and create their own job. Andrew, may have been two years unemployed, but his eureka moment, to try something different to try and create a job, should be celebrated.
In a short space of time, Andrew created not only a buzz, but a job with a startup who picked up on this innovative approach and saw the potential Andrew could bring as an employee.
Definitely check out Andrew’s Reverse Job Application website that is still online, and take a few moments to read his witty take on his, then, unemployment situation.
We don’t encourage everyone to do exactly the same thing, but if you like a bit of a laugh, celebrate creativity, and need a bit of job seeking encouragement, the reverse job application experiment may just be the spark that you need.
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