Chris had wanted to work for Fedex for a long time. He landed his job as a driver for Fedex through perseverance and persistence. He kept in touch with potential hiring managers for some time before he found out that Fedex was hiring in his area.
The interview was cattle-call style. He was one of hundreds of applicants being interviewed for driver positions. All applicants were required to bring a 10-year work history to the interview. Chris knew he needed to stand out from the crowd, so he worked with a resume writer he found through Career Directors International to design a unique and memorable presentation of his qualifications. When it was his turn to hand in his paperwork, the interviewers raved about his creative resume, which built recognition and helped him stand out from the crowd. Despite the fact that the position he was applying for did not require that he wear a suit to work, he wore one to the interview even though most of the other applicants wore shorts and jeans. When the interviewers selected their two newest employees, Chris was one of them and he's been working there for several years.