Much of this day has been spent looking for work… while in my pajamas. Every business is different, but in mine letters of application go out with a resume and DVD. It’s all very subjective, but the DVD is obviously the most important piece of the puzzle.
My DVD begins with a menu where you choose one of six video cuts to watch. It is very simple and unadorned. That was my goal.
A few weeks ago I built a website to show off my work. I figured a website would be more convenient to view and easier to distribute than DVDs. It is, but not everyone sees it that way.
You know what? The customer is always right. DVDs and websites can co-exist.
Everyone gets a resume and a brief cover letter. If you’re getting a DVD and resume you can probably guess what’s in the letter. Shorter is better.
Here’s a hint for job seekers. Putting together a resume is easier when one entry covers the last 26 years.
There are a few jobs I know are open, but mostly I’m blindly sending envelopes to stations in places I’d like to live. By the time I’m done I will have sent out dozens. Most of them are going to places which are snow free.