Here’s a great video (4 minutes) describing the dilemma facing most job-seekers. The subject in this story (James) has been job-searching since graduating in 2012 (three years at the time of publication), but he just can’t get the breakthrough in to a marketing job.
James takes the initiative with an unusual stunt, and manages to get some press coverage for his efforts as a human billboard handing out his CV to business executives as they call into a coffee shop on their way to work. Watch the film here
(If the video won’t play, the young job-seeker gets invited into a TV studio to describe his situation during their morning show. As a surprise, the TV station line up three large employer companies to offer him an interview)
Right at the end of the video, the news anchor asks for one tip for job-seekers and how they can “ace” the interview. At this point I was shouting at the screen……… NO!!!!!! As if the internet wasn’t already buckling under the weight of such free advice about the application “process”.
What’s really telling is the answer given in response by the man from the International Hotel chain…………… He doesn’t dwell on any behaviours that result in “ace-ing” the interview process, instead he focusses on what employers really want from job-applicants and employees………….
“I think it’s critical to understand the business and how we make money”.
Ta da! Everything bizenko wants to achieve for our customers. Employers can find hundreds of people with qualifications, but that’s not the same as finding someone who understands how the business works. If you want to learn more about we can help you build this level of business awareness, then please make contact. Thanks.