Getting a job in this economy is tough. Just getting someone to look a your resume can be next to impossible. The key is getting creative. The latest brilliant idea comes from a guy who mixed his skills and something no one can resist...candy.

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Check out the candy bar resume. Everything from the slogan to the nutritional facts, changed to personal facts cover everything your average resume would include. It's a clever and tasty way to be considered for a job.

The radio business is extremely competitive. Not only do you need to have an impressive resume, but you need to have a demo of your previous shows. When there is an on air opening in radio, bosses literally can get thousands of submissions. How do you break out from the pack? I tried something outside of the box. It didn't get me the job, but it did get me a call back.

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I went to Payless and found the cheapest pair of sneakers they had. I think it cost me about five bucks. When I got home, I took the extra paper and other shoe out of the box. I took my resume and demo tape and put it in the shoe box with one shoe. I put a coversheet on top of it all so it was the first thing that would be seen when the box was opened. The one sentence on the coversheet said:

Just wanted to get my foot in the door!

 

A little cheesy? Absolutely. But it got me a call back. In the end, that's all that matters.