When it comes to job applications, it is important to get the employer's attention. What exactly is it that makes your candidature stand apart from the crowd? Recently, a woman thought of an ingenious way to send her resume to a prospective employer to catch their attention. Believe it or not, the woman actually got her resume printed on a cake and sent it to the employer directly! Yes, you heard that right. The woman, Karly Pavlinac Blackburn, revealed the entire story in a LinkedIn post that has gone viral in a matter of few days. Take a look at the full post here.
Karly Blackburn wanted to send an edible resume on a cake to the sports company Nike since they were having a huge celebration. "They are not currently hiring for any positions on that team, but I wanted to find some way for the team to know who I was. What better way than to send a cake to a big party. I was brainstorming with my former colleague," she wrote in the post.
She then narrated how her cake resume was delivered by a lady named Denise Baldwin, who had to make sure the cake got into the right hands and was seen by the relevant people and not just left at the front desk. "Denise navigated the Nike campus, all while having a sleeping child in one arm and a 1/2 sheet cake in the other," wrote Blackburn about her delivery executive.
"Delivering the cake that day inspired one person. And maybe this post will inspire more. Helping people realize their potential is what I love to do. At the end of the day it's not about the cake at all. It is about making things happen and taking a chance outside of the box," she concluded.
The post about the edible cake resume went viral across platforms. On LinkedIn, it received plenty of praise from professionals across the world who gave the idea full marks for creativity. "You just have to do what you can, to get your foot in the door. Persistence pays off," wrote one user. Others criticised the woman for sending a cake resume without prior notice. "The cake was almost certainly thrown away unceremoniously because people don't just accept food from strangers at a large corporation," said another user.
Take a look at some more reactions:
Would of been a good idea if she applied for a job at a bakery...— Pen (@Jen03692521) September 22, 2022
Did she get the job?— Herb Toplan (@music76) September 21, 2022
But a two-page resume? I guess it made for a bigger cake.— Gloria Dawson (@GloriaDawson) September 21, 2022
What did you think of the cake resume idea? Tell us in the comments. Meanwhile, this is not the only edible resume that has gone viral in the past. In February 2021, a unique resume printed out and attached with a doughnut box had intrigued Reddit users. Click here to read more about this story.
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