April Fools’ Day Ideas for Landing Your Next Job

April Fools’ Day Ideas for Landing Your Next Job

This April Fools’ Day, here are some suggestions to help you land your next job.

On Your Resume

  • Be creative! For example:  write in crayon, include rainbows, smiley faces, or GI Joe stickers.
  • Employers want to know that you want “a challenging position that utilizes your education and experience”, so your objective statement should be displayed prominently at the top.
  • Smart technology auto-corrects all typos and spelling mistakes.  It’s much more efficient for the pubic than proofreading.

When Networking

  • Begin all conversations with, “Do you have a job for me?”  It’s the most efficient way to cut to the chase.
  • The more job search websites you use, the better, but don’t neglect the Sunday paper!
  • Let your network know that you’re not picky and “Just need a job.  Any job.”  Be sure to talk about your fabulous accomplishments as much as possible!
  • Try the door-to-door approach.  It helps to bring home-made cookies or baked goods.

In an Interview

  • Build anticipation by arriving 10 minutes late. Greet with a limp handshake and a firm stare.
  • Consider bringing a copy of your 30 page Master’s thesis for your interviewer to read.
  • Be sure to inquire about the company’s policy for Monday absences and paid time off for St. Patrick’s Day.
  • Act like you don’t want the job. Reverse psychology!

On Social Media  

  • There’s no need to waste time writing a personalized message when you connect with someone new.
  • Send out messages to your entire network every 20-30 minutes:  “I’m desperate for a job! Please help!”
  • Oops…did I tweet that?

Happy April Fools’ Day!

Check out our April Fools’ MBTI fun cards!

Please Note: These tips are for fun only!

About The Author

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Career Counselor Edythe Richards is a Certified EQ-i 2.0/EQ-i 360 Practitioner, Myers-Briggs® Master Practitioner, Certified My Everything DiSC® Administrator, and Certified Professional Resume Writer (CPRW).

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