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7 Unconventional Ways to Get Your Foot in the Door

You’ve applied to countless positions you strongly feel your skill set is a match for yet you’re still not getting any hits. Sometimes, simply just applying for a role isn’t always enough. What extra steps can you take to really set yourself apart from other applicants and what’s the right way to go about doing so? 

Hiring managers receive hundreds of resumes for each position they are hiring for. Instead of hoping what you’ve put on paper makes you stand out, why not try something out of the box? Seven successful entrepreneurs from the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) have compiled a list of unconventional ways you can stay ahead of your job search and come out on top.

  1. Don’t Discount the Informational Interview
  2. Send a (Personalized) Cold Email
  3. Notify Your Network
  4. Solve a Problem
  5. Get Your Face Out There
  6. Stay on Top of Social Media
  7. Leverage LinkedIn for a Coffee Date (or Two)


Dive deeper into the full article and these tips on The Muse here.