Genius man hand delivers sweet edible CV to get his foot in the door

Creative, delicious twist secures 10 job interviews for young jobseeker

Lukas Yla, 25, disguised himself as a Postmates delivery man and hand-delivered his CV disguised inside a box of doughnuts to potential employers at top tech companies in the San Francisco area.

A note included inside the box read, “Most resumes end up in trash, Mine – in your belly.”

Yla moved to California from Lithuania and said he knew he would need to have an innovative approach to his job search.

“I felt stuck in my comfort zone in Vilnius, Lithuania, and it felt as the right moment to challenge myself,” he said. “How far can I go in a city where competition is much tougher, where I know no one? I don’t have work experience in USA, and probably I will need to start all over again.”

After delivering his ‘CV doughnut boxes’ to 40 companies, Yla landed 10 job interviews.

“I was looking for the most direct way to reach decision makers at the companies,” he said. “I thought that I might fail competing only on ‘resume level’ with other candidates that have work experience in San Francisco.”

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