It’s a full-time job to look for a job, but one man refused to let opportunity drive by, and he eventually found work after posting his resume on the back of a truck.
James Pemblington of Nottinghamshire, England, was out of work in March when the theme park where he worked was forced to cut employees due to the coronavirus pandemic, South West News Service (SWNS) reports. The Annesley man applied for about 100 jobs and went on two interviews, but the opportunities ultimately, unfortunately, failed to pan out.
The determined dad kept striving, sending companies “edible” versions of his resume — i.e. packages of brownies featuring a QR code that linked to his website. No employers ate up the gimmick, but Pemblington’s luck changed when he won a contest to have his resume displayed on the back of an 18-ton truck.
“It was fantastic but surreal and odd. What else can 2020 throw at you? You have to get a truck-sized CV to get a job,” he said.
Pemblington is now looking forward to starting his new gig on Sunday. (At present, the specifics of Pemblington’s new job have not been reported.)
According to a Zoek executive, landing a role is all about being in the right place at the right time.
“Seeing James get a job after only two days of the giant CV going on the road shows how he only needed to be put in front of the right audience,” said Diana Campbell, Zoek managing director, per SWNS.
Unemployed man finds new job by posting huge resume on truck Wire Services/ Fox News.