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This is How to Stand Out!


I’ve been writing a little lately about how to build a strong web presence, so I just had to show you perhaps the funniest (and smartest) online promotion I’ve seen in a long time.

http://micromiel.com/promo/

How can an employer in his field not at least want to talk to him?

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Louise Fletcher

Louise co-founded Blue Sky in 2002 after a career as an HR executive. Her industry experience includes music, video games, fashion and advertising. She lived and worked in the US for many years, but moved back to her native UK in 2012, where she now lives in the Yorkshire countryside. In addition to her full-time role with Blue Sky, she's a professional artist, so you can imagine why she couldn't answer the 'what do you do with your free time' question! Contact Louise by email.

3 comments on “This is How to Stand Out!”

  1. QuestingElf says:

    I like that he’s using humor to make mockery of so many elements of the whole hiring process. It’s really absurd to me how adults don’t act like adults when employment ultimately is a business process. We have to pretend so much to love other parts of the job when reality is a job is the vehicle we use to make the company money while we make money.

    Nevertheless, I’m also reminded of the words of one headhunter who told me that people like him may not be welcome at some places of employment that demand conformity. The recruiter told me she many times didn’t recommend certain candidates even though the company claimed to want self-motivated independent thinkers. So while some companies would like his brand of creativity, others may prematurely brand him as a troublemaker.

    It’s like life. If you’re too different, people avoid you. If you’re not different enough, people can’t notice you.

  2. Steven says:

    The site is definitely eye catching and memorable and I think an interesting approach for landing a position at a small firm. I just have a hard time believing someone in the HR department at a fortune 500 would respond to something like this.

  3. Louise says:

    I agree with you both that this wouldn’t work for all companies – but that’s the genius of it. No one should try to make their presentation right for everyone because if you do, it will please no one.

    I don’t know this guy, but I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t want to work in a big corporation – he just doesn’t seem the type – so it’s good if his resume puts those people off.

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