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Alison Doyle

1-Page Job Proposal

By July 9, 2011

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nullGetting your resume and cover letter noticed by hiring managers can be a challenge even in the best of circumstances.  There can be hundreds, more sometimes, of applicants for every job.  How can you stand out from the crowd?

1-Page Job Proposal offers job seekers a way to get noticed by offering concrete solutions to a company's hiring needs. The 1-page job proposal tool guides users through the process of creating succinct documents about specific ideas they want to pitch to potential employers which they can then use in addition to or in lieu of a resume when job searching.

The goal is for your 1-page job proposal to show your tangible ideas for a company and what you can do for them, rather than just listing how you are qualified. Here's an example.

The site features step by step instructions and advice on everything from the starting point of deciding what industry and company to work for in the Discover module.   The Research section guides job seekers through the process of gathering information about a company in order to create a job proposal based on the specific needs of that organization, highlighting the key questions a job seeker might ask about the goals and challenges of the company.

Proposals are stored under "My Proposal Projects" where users can name and keep up to ten different proposals, Users can also create PDFs of their proposals from this page. A full subscription for three months costs $11.11.

Once you've completed your proposal it can then be delivered personally, via email, or uploaded to one's Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, or other networking profiles.

Given the time involved in creating a proposal, you probably don't want to use this for every job you're applying for. However, if you're applying for a job via a referral or you can get your application to a decision maker at a company, it can be a good way to enhance your application and make a compelling case for why you should be considered for employment.

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