Again I find myself in a postion where I am in need of full time work. I was able to sustain myself as a full time freelancer for 8 months (not too shabby!), but now it seems the market is drying up and while not for a lack of effort on my part to find sales people or to promote myself by basically bribing people with a 10% commission I’ve not been able to get enough business to sustain myself any longer. I’ll not go into any of the nasty business of clients who decided they didn’t feel like paying me, or clients that had me draw up proposals only to vanish into the ether – because this post is about fun stuff!
All that being said – I like to be clever. I like to use ingenuity to do basically what everyone else does but put a fancy little twist on it. Historically when someone is looking for a job, they will hit some job search sites like monster and dice and then send their resume to people – never knowing if it gets seen with human eyes, or ever gets any attention. Who knows? Does your resume even get read? If it does, how soon? Wouldnt it be nice to see the time correlation between when you sent your resume to someone and when they actually looked at it – or even if they looked at it at all?