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When the World is Digital, Analog Stands Out...

You've heard stories about "going the extra mile" for customers, those amazing things that you see on Twitter or Reddit where a company goes so all out with their customer service that the world just gushes over it.

When you're job hunting, you can't be just like everyone else. You have to go above and beyond.

Differentiating yourself is a huge challenge, not only because you are one of millions, but because you likely have limited resources.

This is where going analogue comes in so handy.

Your online applications, they go into some black hole and maybe, if they're lucky, they emerge into the hiring manager's hands.

It's the little extras that help make sure that your application can float to the top. Whether it's a "Coffee Cup Caper" or an "Email Chain Letter" like David has described in his episodes so far, the ability to set yourself apart from everyone else who is out there is going to be what makes the difference.

Case in point, this show was initially a portfolio project, and it was something to show to hiring managers as a differentiator. Granted, this show is somewhat digital, but being able to print out and demonstrate the abilities and skills I gained to show them to a prospective employer was huge.

I couldn't bring along a laptop to an interview, but what I could bring were printed samples of my work. When you can't go digital, analog is a great next step.

So think about the things that you could make from your skill set today, is there any way you can translate them from digital to analog to make them stand out?

Drop me a line and tell me what you're doing to stand out and we might even feature that idea on the show!

🔥🔥🔥 ~RH 🔥🔥🔥

(This article originally appeared in the 7/1/21 Issue of Recruiting Hell:Overtime)

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