The New Delivery Technique

Think like the hiring manager. What would you find interesting about you?

This technique works well for those in medical-related fields. Although it's not what we might call a "professional standard" in the field, it is nonetheless a well-recognized form of communication. What is it? A birth announcement—with the major headings modified to reflect the focus. Instead of delivery hospital, list the college you are graduating from. Instead of attending doctor, list your department chair. The Vital Statistics section becomes your Vital Skills section.

A pediatric nursing graduate moving to a new geographical area wrote a birth announcement to communicate her "new delivery" to the area, including her vital statistics and abilities. She eventually had every hospital in the city fighting over who would make the best offer.