I got this job through a ‘job fair’.
I was working at a very prestigous hellhole of a callcenter renowned for its screening of applicants and superior training.
I went to this job fair thing where prospective employers had booths set up giving out info, taking resumes. They got a chance to meet the people handing in the resumes, and I am pretty sure they would jot down a comment or two when you left. I got 4 offers including this one from that ONE stop!
The other offers sucked and this was the only job there that really appealed to me…this is the one I felt was CREATED for me…and so far so good! I hit 150% of my quota this month, and I only started May 10th.
I digress…I had NO SKILLS IN THIS FIELD WHATSOEVER, but, BUT, I made an impression. I talked at length with the company rep, and she told me she would make sure my resume got to Mr X…( now I did wonder if she was blowing smoke up my ass) but a few weeks later, I got the call from him, after the interview, he basically said he thought I was perfect for the job, and as long as the company testing went ok, I was in.
Dont be just a resume. Go in person, try to speak to someone in HR, shake hands, dress the part. Call in a few days to see if the have any questions.
If you must mail your resume, follow up by phone with HR in a week…make sure they recieved your package(resume cover letter)…then they must look at it, and it wont just lie on the desk.
My resume would not have done the job on its own. Sure I had the call center gig on the page, but inbound telephone banking is a far cry from advertising sales.Before that I sold clothes at the mall, assistant manager at a gas station, etc…nothing really relevant to this position…but with the face to face, I do well. People like me, and I used that to find work I wanted.
If you face to face skills arent really that great, just keep the chats brief, but you must be confident! Remember, they will be luck to get YOU!
A ‘job fair’ or a technology exhibit or whatever they do in your area to promote business is an EXCELLENT place to look. Have resumes with you at ALL times, you never know when you will ‘click’ with someone, or you may just be in the right place at the right time.
Best of Luck…keep us informed!