GENIUS LANDS 10 JOB INTERVIEWS BY DELIVERING HIS RESUME IN BOXES OF DONUTS
As you may know all too well by now, writing a resume with all the right keywords, the best information about yourself, and just enough exaggeration is already a major obstacle standing between you and an exciting new job. To make things worse, there’s a chance it’ll go unnoticed at the bottom of a recruiter‘s overloaded inbox. But it looks like one dude has come up with a brilliant solution for both of those problems: delivering his resume in a box of donuts. Really.
Lukas Yla, a 25-year-old Lithuanian marketing professional looking for work in San Francisco, said he’s already made 40 of the donut-resume deliveries to recruiters at area marketing agencies and tech firms by posing as a Postmates delivery person. On the outside, the packages look like a box of fancy donuts, which as you can imagine, is easily enough to get someone’s attention. On the inside, the recipient will find not just a few of the sugary dough rings, but Yla’s resume front and center. Genius, right?
Yla said it was “a bit odd” to pose as a delivery worker at first, but that the strategy is paying off. Perhaps unsurprisingly, he’s already landed several job interviews.
“I had 10 interviews so far and I haven’t delivered donuts to all the companies I admire and love what they’re doing yet,” he said. “Recruiters, marketing pros and people in general love this kind of approach, it’s something you didn’t expect, fun and out of the box.”
Yla said the intense competition for tech and marketing jobs in San Francisco compelled him to come up with a strategy to stand out.
“I was looking for the most direct way to reach decision makers at the companies,” he said via email. “I thought, that I might fail competing only on ‘resume’ level with other candidates that have work experience in San Francisco.”
Well, he’s certainly getting recruiters’ attention now, thanks to all those delicious donuts. We wish him the best of luck.
Have you ever written a resume/CV in English? Here is a little help for you.
What your CV should include
Typically a CV contains several of the sections listed below:
– Name and contact details
– Personal statement (or profile)
– Work history
– Interests and hobbies
Some sections of a CV are usually more important than others. For example:
– name and contact details are essential
– a personal statement or profile is optional
– listing your education is often essential
– the achievements section and interests and hobbies section are optional
The way you order these sections is usually as listed above.
Name and contact details
– first and last name (this should be in a large bolded font)
– phone number (preferably a landline and cellphone)
– email address
– physical postal address, including area code.
If you have an online work profile, such as LinkedIn, put it here as well.
Personal statement or profile
A personal statement gives the employer a little insight into who you are. It typically includes information such as:
– what you are currently doing for employment or education
– what it is about the job you are applying for that attracted you to it
– your reason for wanting to change jobs
– your career aspirations.
The personal statement is usually an employer’s first impression of who you are, so don’t be shy – sell yourself. Keep it concise – three or four sentences will usually do.
You can create a list of specific skills. For example:
– customer service
– sales and marketing
– machine operation.
– confident and able communicator
Work history is usually given chronologically, which means you list your most recent job first and work back. Start by stating:
– when you held the position
– the job title/position
– the name of the employer
– where the job was located.
Beneath this, list the tasks you performed. You can also list any notable achievements.