It takes a lot these days to have your curriculum vitae or résumé noticed.
Linkedin, the popular professional network site claims “187 million members” according to a company press release.
The Wall Street Journal reported that Starbucks received 7.6 million applications for 65,000 openings; an average of 115 submissions per job. In a separate blog post, the WSJ revealed that in the fourth quarter of 2011 the “number of applications submitted per job opening fell to 118 … from 187 during the same period in 2010″.
The best way to get noticed is of course through personal connections. There is nothing more effective than meeting the right manager or recruiter at the right time (just before they are planning to open a position).
Another way, specifically in the creative industries, is to publish a creative c.v. and post it on pinterest. Here is a link to my board with my favourite creative c.v.’s.. If you would like to post yours, just let me know and I will publish it.