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Monday, September 19, 2005

Gary put his resume on a billboard and it worked!

Here is an interesting strategy I picked up from Sourcing - Recruiting Sources Secrets, it seems that someone has rented a billboard to hype their resume.

When a person is informed by his employer that he is being terminated, the first inclination is usually to begin scouring the classified ads. But Gary Radke of Bellevue has gone the route of blowing his name up and putting it on a billboard to aid in the hunt for his next career opportunity. Radke, 35, was recently let go from his position as director of event marketing and e-commerce at the Weidner Center for the Performing Arts because of the facility’s recent financial struggles. He was one of six people who was told his employment would be terminated at the end of June.

Radke said that while he has checked online for job postings at company Web sites since learning of his fate several months ago, it was not until recently he decided to pursue using a billboard to publicize his quest for a new job.

“I had joked early in my job search of putting up a billboard,” Radke said. “As things went along, the results were not as good as I hoped, so I said, ‘Let’s give it a try’”

READ: Bellevue man supersizes job search with billboard

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