Job-seeker sends out innovative chocolate-wrapper CV
By Jade Mansell on Wednesday, February 27, 2013
We’ve seen a number of innovative self-promotion methods from enthusiastic job-seekers and the latest comes in the form of a CV that is a printed on a chocolate wrapper (and wrapped around a Nestle Crunch bar for good measure).
Thirty-two year old Nick Begley was apparently sick of receiving so many rejections so decided to take drastic action, and try something a bit different.
He headlined his CV/chocolate bar with the line, ‘ Credentials that will satisfy any organisation’s appetite’. His ‘ingredients’ include ‘traditional marketing’ and ‘online video’, whilst his nutritional content consists of ‘100% business acumen’ and ‘100% creativity’.
The CV went viral after friend Eli Langer posted a photo of the wrapper on to Reddit, where it has acquired more than 3,000 comments.
Nick said to ABC News: “People are either going to love it or hate it. My focus was to find an organization that would embrace it because if they weren’t open to that kind of out-of-the-box thinking, that wouldn’t be a company that I would fit in well with anyways.”
Fair play, the stunt worked: Nick was offered a marketing job with New York-based Sportsvite – there’s some food for thought!