I heard about someone who used a rather unique way to find a job: reading death notices, and if the deceased was below a certain age and employed, contacting the employer (not mentioning they read that an employee died) and asking if they need anyone or tailoring a resume to the skills of the vacant job. I think it’s kind of creepy (like a personal injury lawyer handing out cards at an accident), but some feel it’s saving the employer time and money (recruitment, advertising) – and they’ll probably need someone anyway.
Of course, if one did get a job this way it would be best to never, ever reveal that particular job search method.
It got me to thinking about a situation years ago where a young woman died, and the day after the funeral the perfect replacement showed up with a resume and was hired.
(But I think it may have been coincidence or maybe a referral.)
Anyway, any thoughts about obituary job hunting?