Q: Jim, I have a job, but I need another one for several reasons. I don’t want to plaster my resume all over the place because I am concerned that one of the recruiters might see it or worse, my manager discovers it. I do NOT want to be without a job and to tell the truth, a promotion (with extra pay) would be good about now, but… I really want to leave. I know I’m all over the place with this request, but can you help me?
Desperate, but working
A:Okay, I think I have a solution for you “Desperate” but, it will take a little bit of work. Create a report on something pertaining to your industry as a way of promoting your employer. At the end of the report, have an “About The Writer” section with a short bio that promotes your background. In this way, you are taking initiative to promote your employer and (possibly) get on a fast-track for promotion. Embedded below is a whitepaper I did to promote a recruiter training website I produced called – The Searchologist. Check out the “About The Writer” section on page two for a working example of what I mean.
Which Resume Sourcing Tool Should I use?
Not sure what to write about? Here are a few ideas:
* My report (obviously) was a consumer report. Can you do something similar that puts your employer in a positive light?
* How about interviewing several satisfied customers and compiling a report of testimonials?
* Do a bit of research and find comments made about your employer. Use that to create a collection of testimonials.
Once you have your report, send it to various bloggers who report on your industry and (if the force is with you) they will share your findings with their audience. After reading it, someone could notice your bio and think that you might be someone who would be a good fit for their company. Okay, so maybe its a long shot, but its possible. I would very much like to hear what other people think of this strategy.
Do you think this is a good idea?