Job hunting just isn't what it used to be because … well, 2020.
James Pemblington, of Nottinghamshire, England, had been out of work since he lost his theme park job to the Covid 19 shutdowns in March of this year, and soon realized he needed to go BIG and think outside the typical corporate box in his search for new employment.
To start, he submitted his resume for upwards of 100 jobs, but secured interviews for only two of those positions, and in the end, neither panned out.
So he started sending out "edible" resumes (yes, you read that correctly) in the hopes of getting someone, somewhere to "bite" on his qualifications and offer him a job, sending prospective employers packages of chocolate brownies including a QR code linking to his website.
Believe it or not, no one, not one single employer bit on his scheme. Not even a nibble.
Undeterred, Pemblington entered and won a competition to have his resume blown up and plastered on the back of a semi truck.
Within 2 days, this unemployed dad had landed a new gig with a new boss who just happened to read his qualifications while stopped in traffic behind the giant rig.
Grateful for the job, Pemblington was still shocked at the lengths he had to go:
"What else can 2020 throw at you? You have to get a truck-sized CV to get a job."