Stephen Bennett and Garrett Cluff decided they really wanted tech support interfacing with small-business clients at Bigcommerce Pty. Ltd. They wanted it badly.
They also wanted to apply as a team. Now, thats novel. Any ol resume wouldnt do, but standing out isnt easy in the industry. How would they get the founders attention?
They planned. They wrote a script. They practiced lines and gestures. They bought t-shirts with the companys designs. The big day came and they both stared, grinning naturally into the camera. Check their YouTube resume to see how it turned out (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD24Y9U2NHU).
Living in San Diego, they werent ready for Hollywood, but they werent applying there either. They aced their Skype interviews and packed up to go.
How could their method work for you? If youre worried about age discrimination or if your industry is low-tech, their gig might not fit the employer you target.
Think about the channels the employer uses to communicate. Imagine communicating that way. How about emailing an ad filled with the benefits of hiring you and references to the company? Not an option?
Research. Imagine. Create.