You’ve got to love the spirit of the truly creative people out there. One in particular that caught our eye was Alec Brownstein. He recently harnessed the power of Google Adwords (that’s a Pay Per Click model, to the uninitiated) to put up a few ads when top creative directors Googled their own names.
They say a picture is worth 1,000 words – here is Alec’s visual rendition:
Did you catch that? He bought $6 of Google ads and got interviews with some of the preeminent creative directors in New York. He was then later given 2 job offers and is now working on accounts for the likes of LG, Dell, NHL, LandRover, Xerox, and Virgin Atlantic at Y&R New York. What a great example of thinking outside the box when it comes to looking for a new job! If Alec had gone the traditional route of submitting resumes to all of the companies he targeted he might been just another number in a sea of applicants. He banked on his creativity and found an ingenious way of standing out from the crowd.
They say it’s not what you know, it’s who you know, but obviously, sometimes it is what you know and more importantly, what you can do with it. Are you using all of your skills and know how in searching for a new job? Don’t limit yourself to the tried and true, sometimes you have to take a chance on something new, something just a little bit different. Sometimes that’s all it takes to distinguish yourselves from the masses. You may know someone who’s got the talent and creativity to succeed in a new job, try out our search and find your brilliant friends a new gig.
P.S. – Hey Alec, with a creative mind like that I’m sure you can think of a few people you know that also need jobs. We wonder if you’ll find this post and recommend some.