Lad Lands Dream Internship Without Interview At British GQ With Help Of Genius CV
How do you make yourself stand out to employers in 2016? Access to information is so easy, everyone can get the best advice the Internet has to offer by the click of a button and so everybody's CVs end up looking exactly the same.
A touch of ingenuity, a pinch of creativity and a large portion of originality and you might actually find yourself standing out from the crowd.
Just ask Sumukh Mehta from Bangalore, India, who has managed to get an internship at British GQ without even having to face an interview... and it was all down to the CV he sent.
Having already made over 160 CVs for professionals helping them land the right jobs, he decided to do the exact same for himself.
In an attempt to land himself a marketing job, Mehta sent a full 20-page magazine spread to British GQ's Editor-In-Chief but replaced regular editorial and content space with snippets from his own CV.
The CV was complete with stories of his life, work experience and education. He said in a Facebook post:
"It took me more than three weeks to make this resume including the photo shoots, graphic designing and content writing. In today's competitive world, everything is just so difficult that you need to be creative if you really want to make things work and that's what I did."
So impressed were the bosses at GQ that Editor-In-Chief Dylan Jones offered him an internship without even needing an interview.
GQ India's editor Che Kurrien even posted the cover on Instagram.
According to Buzzfeed, Mehta is sorting out his move to London before the internship begins.
If his CV is anything to go by, we're sure he's going to be a success.
Words by George Pavlou
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