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(ABC)   Don't snicker, but a New York man just landed a job after submitting a candy bar resume   (abcnews.go.com) divider line 86
    More: Spiffy, snicker, New York, resumes, Nick Begley  
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2013-02-25 08:59:25 AM  
Starting salary 100 grand?
 
2013-02-25 09:12:55 AM  
He won't keep the job, once they find out he is a butterfinger.  Till then he'll be living on 5th Avenue.
 
2013-02-25 09:26:43 AM  

lack of warmth: He won't keep the job, once they find out he is a butterfinger.  Till then he'll be living on 5th Avenue.


Hey, he's just looking for a payday like the rest of us.
 
2013-02-25 09:28:11 AM  
If there's a sexual harassment suit, it will because he was feeling Mounds.
 
2013-02-25 09:29:00 AM  
This strategy will work exactly once.
 
2013-02-25 09:30:15 AM  
I hear his favorite piece of 19th century French literature is Three Musketeers

/got nuthin
 
2013-02-25 09:30:29 AM  
The noteworthy aspect of the story is that someone found a JOB.
 
2013-02-25 09:30:40 AM  

WhippingBoy: This strategy will work exactly once.


It only needs to work once.
 
2013-02-25 09:30:51 AM  
Cap'n Caknuckles?
 
2013-02-25 09:31:52 AM  
FTFA:Begley now works for a Toronto-based e-commerce entertainment company, a job he found the old-fashioned way. "I was recruited by someone I used to work with," he said.
 
2013-02-25 09:33:11 AM  
Well, of course a gimmick helped him land the job, he's one of those ..... you know.... whatchamacallit ..... marketing professional
 
2013-02-25 09:33:19 AM  
britrish.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-25 09:33:54 AM  

The Third Man: WhippingBoy: This strategy will work exactly once.

It only needs to work once.


I mean ever. I imagine we'll shortly see a spike in "cleverly" posted resumes done by out of work and desperate art-history majors.
The first person who does something clever: Clever
Everyone who follows: Not clever
 
2013-02-25 09:34:37 AM  
They should have hired his brother.
 
2013-02-25 09:35:57 AM  
shiat like this is perfect for people in marketing. It's a chance to show that you have the necessary creativity and skill for the job.

And of course: now that he has a job, he won't need a Sugar Daddy anymore.
 
2013-02-25 09:36:00 AM  

Gunny Walker: FTFA:Begley now works for a Toronto-based e-commerce entertainment company, a job he found the old-fashioned way. "I was recruited by someone I used to work with," he said.


He also didn't even bother to make it himself...

Begley, who also once had his resume delivered along with a pizza, says his brother, Jeremy, designed the label for him and he had it printed at Kinko's.
 
2013-02-25 09:37:47 AM  

WhippingBoy: This strategy will work exactly once.


Thinking it has worked more than once just not in mainstream jobs (like with an MBA) but for marketing jobs, and things like web designers and all that, this is nothing new or original.
 
2013-02-25 09:38:40 AM  
I'm sure he'll be a real Almond Joy to work with.

I'm sure he'll be the next Baby Ruth at the company baseball game.

I bet his tongue will travel the Hershey highway for a promotion
/wut?
 
2013-02-25 09:40:02 AM  
they weren't open to that kind of out-of-the-box thinking

He went on to talk about shifting paradigms because he was a social media guru with a degree in ninja Web 2.0.
 
2013-02-25 09:41:09 AM  
My guess is he was looking for work on the Hershey Highway.
 
2013-02-25 09:41:54 AM  
People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "
 
2013-02-25 09:41:59 AM  

tricycleracer: [britrish.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]


I would have gone with the candy lineup at the car dealership, but that works too.
 
2013-02-25 09:43:28 AM  
the Swedish Bikini Team wasn't working?
 
2013-02-25 09:45:38 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: tricycleracer: [britrish.files.wordpress.com image 400x300]

I would have gone with the candy lineup at the car dealership, but that works too.


I already ate the candy line up.
 
2013-02-25 09:47:47 AM  

Cluckity: People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "


WTF!? Really? That shiat worked? Unreal!
 
2013-02-25 09:52:54 AM  

Greek: shiat like this is perfect for people in marketing. It's a chance to show that you have the necessary creativity and skill for the job.


This.  It depends on the job.  If was I looking for someone in marketing this was the perfect way to make a first impression.  If an engineer tried the same shiat the bar would go straight to the trash, contents and all.
 
2013-02-25 09:52:56 AM  
Wow another person did the same thing and got a job? It must be a new trend.
 
2013-02-25 09:53:43 AM  
I bet his girlfriend is so excited about him landing a job, she'll probably let him pay a visit to her Hershey tunnel...
 
2013-02-25 09:53:58 AM  

WhippingBoy: This strategy will work exactly once.


FTFA: The sweet approach worked a second time in 2009

Twice, actually.

Also I assume three years ago is "just (recently)", according to subby.

/looks like abc news is doing "stories" about reddit posts
 
2013-02-25 09:54:06 AM  
"Just landed the job" means "Handed these out in 2009 and didn't get a job from it"?
 
2013-02-25 09:55:19 AM  

WhippingBoy: This strategy will work exactly once.


I don't know that I agree.  It'll work again, with a company that hasn't heard of this time.

And it's been done before, to the extent that this article actually mentions that you shouldn't do it.

As with any unusual strategy, choosing a non-standard method of asking for something will limit the number of potential people who will say yes, but if you're only looking for a limited number of yes answers and you're going to be picky about who you want to give you a yes, it may improve the quality of your responses for your given scenario.
 
2013-02-25 09:55:26 AM  
So... when does the FDA after him? (Or Mayor Mike, for that matter)
 
2013-02-25 10:01:00 AM  

SpdrJay: The noteworthy aspect of the story is that someone found a JOB.


Unemployment rate for people with graduate degrees is around 4%, so no, this is not surprising in the least.
 
2013-02-25 10:01:31 AM  

Arkanaut: So... when does the FDA after him? (Or Mayor Mike, for that matter)


You can pay companies to make these for special events. He's in marketing. He doesn't actually know how to do anything.
 
2013-02-25 10:02:38 AM  
The most creative I ever got was with an employer whose office was near my home.  I saw the "send resume'" ad, drove there, and slipped an envelope with resume' and cover letter under the front door on Sunday, the day the ad appeared.  Now that's initiative!

It worked, too; I beat out over 200 applicants.
 
2013-02-25 10:05:00 AM  
It was a pretty risky thing to do if he really wanted this job!

Some guys got nuts, some don't.
 
2013-02-25 10:07:09 AM  
You said "Copywriting" twice...

files.myfrogbag.com

I like copywriting.
 
2013-02-25 10:10:21 AM  

Gabrielmot: Gunny Walker: FTFA:Begley now works for a Toronto-based e-commerce entertainment company, a job he found the old-fashioned way. "I was recruited by someone I used to work with," he said.

He also didn't even bother to make it himself...

Begley, who also once had his resume delivered along with a pizza, says his brother, Jeremy, designed the label for him and he had it printed at Kinko's.


This is marketer we're talking about. 99.9999% of them know fark all except about how to sell the crap they're paid to shill. And sometimes not even that. It doesn't surprise me in the least that a marketer was so disconnected from the real work of actual work that he didn't know how to do this himself.
 
2013-02-25 10:11:11 AM  

Cluckity: People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "


Clearly, true dedication would have been including a candy mold of her foot with some sort of delicious filling.
 
2013-02-25 10:13:09 AM  

jennies1897: Cluckity: People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "

Clearly, true dedication would have been including a candy mold of her foot with some sort of delicious filling.


True dedication would have been sending a real human foot.
 
2013-02-25 10:16:50 AM  

WhippingBoy: jennies1897: Cluckity: People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "

Clearly, true dedication would have been including a candy mold of her foot with some sort of delicious filling.

True dedication would have been sending a real human foot.


Truest would have been their own foot.
 
2013-02-25 10:17:06 AM  
CSB: When I was in HS I applied to a summer programming class at NYU. I translated my application essay into binary (I didn't actually know how to program yet so I had to do it manually. It was also a long time ago so I had to print it out on a dot-matrix printer.). On the first day of class the professor told that class that "someone" had sent in their essay in binary and what a bad idea it was because it made their job harder. Since I was already accepted by that point I figured it worked out fine.
 
2013-02-25 10:25:46 AM  
He put the label atop a standard Nestle Crunch bar, making his resume not-so-ordinary for less than $2.50 per bar, he estimates.

It will cost him a lot more when the fine people at Nestle discover he repackaged their product for financial gain.
 
2013-02-25 10:32:11 AM  
My resume on a condom package worked, but I got screwed by the company about two months later by a guy whose resume was on a jar of Vaseline with sand in it.
 
2013-02-25 10:37:24 AM  

Harry Freakstorm: He put the label atop a standard Nestle Crunch bar, making his resume not-so-ordinary for less than $2.50 per bar, he estimates.

It will cost him a lot more when the fine people at Nestle discover he repackaged their product for financial gain.


Yeah, that's not how the law works. It's not their product once he buys it, it's his to do with as he pleases. He can eat it, he can smear it all over his face, he can put a resume on it. They only have a claim if he uses their trademarks. Which he didn't.
 
2013-02-25 10:39:25 AM  

Carn: WhippingBoy: jennies1897: Cluckity: People have been doing this shiat for years in marketing, especially when going for an agency job. Agencies eat this shiat up. Their business model relies on people dreaming up shiat that they can bill by the hour.

I worked at an agency that hired an office manager because she sent chocolates every day for a week.

I also worked at an agency where they hired someone who did the old send a tennis shoe in a box trick. (note attached: "Now that I've got my foot in the door, please give me a call ... "

Clearly, true dedication would have been including a candy mold of her foot with some sort of delicious filling.

True dedication would have been sending a real human foot.

Truest would have been their own foot.


See, I did consider that and my thought was along the lines of her cutting off her own foot van Gough style, but from what I recall that didn't work. He was just viewed as crazy and it really didn't help him with his job situation at all.
 
2013-02-25 11:12:43 AM  
Gabrielmot:

He also didn't even bother to make it himself...

Begley, who also once had his resume delivered along with a pizza, says his brother, Jeremy, designed the label for him and he had it printed at Kinko's.


Typical MBA.
 
2013-02-25 11:13:49 AM  
Dang is getting a job really that hard right now??
 
2013-02-25 11:36:22 AM  

Precious Roy's Horse Dividers: Starting salary 100 grand?


Payday. He's going to work for peanuts.
 
2013-02-25 11:37:40 AM  
If I got one of these candy bars from a potential hire, I'd be kind of excited until I opened it. Then, I wouldn't hire him simply for the fact that he sent me a farking Nestle Crunch. At least send something that actually tastes good. Might as well have sent some tootsie rools or a Chik-O-Stik.
 
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