6 Innovative Ways to Get Recruiters to Notice You
Black Enterprise Magazine September/October 2018 Issue

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OK, so there are plenty of lists that cite amazing/creative/[insert hype buzz word here] ways to get noticed by recruiters and human resource professionals. But the more tips, options and ideas you have to work with as a job seeker, the better. As the unemployment rate remains high, especially for young professionals and minorities, it’s good to know more ways you can strategically go about landing that dream gig.

Add these creative job-seeking pointers from Brazen Careerist:

  • Lay the groundwork.
  • Get a reference from a current employee.
  • Do the work: solve a real problem.
  • Have an outside reference call the hiring manager.
  • Ask good questions.
  • Give the hiring manager a “token.”

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Janell Hazelwood

Janell Hazelwood is associate managing editor at Black Enterprise, managing content across core areas of Money, Career, Small Business and Technology. She is also a featured blogger with My Two Cents, providing insights on branding, millennial career development, employment trends and leadership. She was previously a content producer and copy editor for Black Enterprise magazine, working across several editorial sections. The Hampton University graduate got her start in the newspaper industry, having worked for companies including The New York Times and Scripps Howard News Service. Her works and insights have appeared on The Huffington Post, MadameNoire, E!Online, Brazen Careerist, CBS News, and Arise TV.

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