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Weirdest Job Seeker Stunts
What would you do to get your dream job? Bribe the employer with food or gifts? Hit on the hiring manager? Become a stalker?
Job seekers will do almost anything to stand out among the competition. There is no length a candidate won't go to and no line someone won't cross in order to get a job.
Hiring managers nationwide shared the most unconventional methods job seekers used to grab their attention in CareerBuilder.com's latest survey "How to Get in the Front Door."
While some candidates' efforts were impressive -- like giving Power Point presentations, distributing portfolios on CD and working for a day to demonstrate talents -- others' were complete turn-offs.
One candidate called incessantly for weeks before and after the position was filled. Another clueless candidate asked for another interview after being told that the job was filled. One job seeker brought coffee for the entire office, while another asked the interviewer out to dinner.
If you think that's weird, here are some of the most bizarre things job seekers did to get noticed:
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