Is there such a thing as being too creative? Would you hire a candidate who brought his guitar to the interview and sang a song about why he was the best person for the job? (Umm, no. Not unless I was hiring a wedding singer, in which case I'd try to hire Adam Sandler.) Or someone who sent you a message in a bottle? (Again, no. Mind you, someone who could sing "Message in a Bottle" and do it justice? Well, maybe ...)
CareerBuilder recently asked over 2,000 hiring managers and HR professionals nationwide to share some of the most memorable methods candidates have used to stand out from the crowd and whether their creativity helped get them hired. And, believe it or not, these guitar-playing and message-in-a-bottle-sending candidates actually got hired.
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