It’s a scenario as enjoyable as imagining a world without chocolate (ugh, could you picture it?! ARGH!), but in all earnestness, take a moment to ponder this:
What would you do if you were unemployed? Despite constantly, actively searching for work? For a lengthy amount of time?
My dear friend Chris has been in this exact position for six (yes… six) months, and crikey, it’s NOT from a lack of trying. Résumé coaches? He’s hired them! Tirelessly applying for numerous roles in multiple industries? Oh believe me, he has been, and is! (A text message from Chris earlier in the year: ”so, I literallyapplied for 50 jobs yesterday. I’m going to smash this!”)
It’s been a frustrating time (and can you blame him?! Chris is intelligent, educated and one of the bubbliest, funniest people I know. Jeez, if I could afford to hire him, I would!), but on Tuesday, he cooked up a new game plan:
OPERATION RÉSUMÉ BOMB!
The idea? That we take to the streets of Sydney and ”bomb” businesses with our résumés, Samantha Jones-post-break-up-with-Richard style! (Do you remember this glorious scene in Sex & The City?! HA!)
Chris preparing for ‘Operation Résumé Bomb’. Staple, staple! (The running joke of the day? ”Angry creditors frothing at the mouth? Oh, well. HAVE A RÉSUMÉ! Removalists evicting furniture? Meh. HAVE A RÉSUMÉ! Building about to be pulled down? HAVE A RÉSUMÉ! Fined for littering paper around the CBD? HAVE. A. RÉSUMÉ!”)
We STORMED the retail and hospitality sectors, and guess what?! By the end of the afternoon, Chris had landed not one, but two interviews (high-five!), and I nabbed a bartending trial at The KB Hotel. (No, really! I completed it last night, pouring beers and serving the locals and EVERYTHING!)
The verdict? Never give up!
In the words of the wonderful Chris, ”don’t ”try”; succeed. ”TRYING” indicates that there’s a chance of failure, but not if you decide that failure is NON-NEGOTIABLE.”
Have YOU ever completed a résumé bomb? Would you ever complete a résumé bomb? (And isn’t Chris insanely brave/brilliant for devising the idea in the first place?! Corporate head honchos, just LOOK at that initiative!)