Remember that song from the 80s, “99 Luftballons”, also called “99 Red Balloons”?
I thought about the song after I heard about a desperate job seeker from North Carolina who sent up helium-filled balloons with her resume inside in hopes one would land near a hiring manager who had a position open. Seriously. I’m not kidding.
Sherell Elangway, 36, has sent out hundreds of resumes with little response, so she figured why not try something crazy. Balloons up in the air? Her chances were just as good as sending out resumes into the abyss. (more…)