4 Creative Ways to Get Employers' Attention

I Have a Good Idea

By Marcelle Yeager

Good news: You've probably heard by now that unemployment in the U.S. is at its lowest in seven years. Companies are actively hiring, and candidates are seeking new jobs. If you're ready to start your job search, how can you stand out from everyone else who is taking advantage of the positive situation?

Sure, you can update your résumé and LinkedIn profile, but you're probably wondering if there's more to it than the now traditional methods. You may have read about tools to grab the attention of employers. Many recruiters and employers dismiss them as too extreme and still want to see a traditional résumé and cover letter. However, there are a few things you may consider adding to your job application that could leave a positive and distinct first impression.