Consider These Pros and Cons before Applying for Non Conventional Work

By : Hariyanto And Aldo Bella Putra | Thursday, August 10 2017 - 16:27 IWST

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INDUSTRY.co.id - Jakarta - We are constantly being told to "think out of the box" or to "be creative" in making application work stand out from other applications. It's no secret that HR Managers are used to flooding hundreds of applications for every job.

Does it then become the reason that the more creative you make the job application, the higher your chances of getting noticed and ultimately, being hired? Maybe yes or no.

You may have read a success story: someone who made an online resume on the Airbnb site mirror image, someone who blogs about how he got his dream job, someone who applied for a job for his own position, and more.

These examples are, of course, inspiring creative endeavors that show both dedication and enthusiasm to work and enterprise.
 

But before you begin to look for ideas to get your app to get the attention of your dream company, it's important to consider the pros and cons if you want to take an unconventional route before making it. Like so many things in life, coins always have two sides. What works for someone may not work for others.
 

Pro

 1. Personal

Creating customized job applications allows you to enter your personality as much as possible into it. From the format of appearance to the beauty of the design, from content approach to communication-execution of every aspect provides a wealth of information to the hiring manager about you and your ability to solve problems.

2. Specific

Unconventional job applications allow you to identify specific aspects or problems of the job that you feel fits perfectly with your unique qualifications. By creating different CV formats or media, you have the flexibility to accentuate certain facts in a more appealing visual form compared to the usual word documents.

 3. Original

Being original makes your app stand out from the usual word document stack. It provides quick benefits because your application will be easy to remember and memorable.

 4. Effective

Assuming that you have done the research and collected it into an application that is created in a way that matches the question of work or company, it should prove effective in attracting the attention of your dream company.
 

Counter

1. Spend time

This individually-made work app usually includes a time-consuming and in-depth preparation, which means they cannot be remade quickly. The amount of thought and accompanying plan make it unique, but inside it is also a problem.

 2. Conformity

Media compliance and application submissions need to be carefully considered to ensure messages are not misinterpreted. You do not want the hiring manager to think that you are desperate or unprofessional.

 3. High investment

Investing time, effort, and possibly high money on one application will cause deep disappointment if it does not bring the results you expect.

 4. High risk

If the job application is not made properly, it can backfire on your own. For example, a video resume not professionally made will be bad for you. Similarly, if you propose solutions that are not well researched or served, you may instead highlight your shortcomings than you would expect that is an invaluable capability for the company.
 

Suggestion

1. Only do for certain jobs or companies that you believe have unique qualifications to contribute.

 2. Get feedback from friends or professionals on this job application idea. It helps provide a different perspective before you do the idea.

3. Show your app concept to some recruitment managers so you can refine and improve as much as possible before completing.

 4. Get as much help as you can. You do not need to do it alone. This should be done professionally and with high taste.

(* Js)

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