How to Land Your Dream Job With a One-Page Proposal

February 19, 2014

Career Advice


The resume is essentially a one-page story of your life — at least your business life. But what if we looked at it differently? Between LinkedIn and other social networks like Facebook and Twitter, it’s already clear that the resume is expanding and jumping off the piece of paper. We’re “friending” our coworkers and sometimes working from home. Work and life are merging. So what will become of the resume?

One company has a revolutionary idea. It’s called 1-Page and it’s a job proposal tool. They believe “the resume is dead,” and a one-page job proposal is a more effective way to land a new position — perhaps a position that you created yourself. The concept is actually based off a New York Times bestselling book of the same name.

In a study of 2,000 participants, 60% of those who submitted 1-page proposals landed an interview, according to the co-founder of the site. According to their philosophy, job seekers shouldn’t wait until a position opens at a company. They should pitch themselves and their skills in hopes of landing an interview regardless of whether a position is open or not. If the company likes you enough, they may make a position.

What do you think of the one-page job proposal? Would you market yourself to a company who may not be in need of you — or may not know they are in need of someone like you?

P.S. Read our tips about how to manage your online reputation.

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Spectrum Brands is a global $5 Billion Consumer Products company headquartered in Middleton, Wisconsin. While you may not be familiar with the Spectrum Brands name, there is no doubt you will recognize some of our brands.

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