We’ve seen several ways agencies try to set themselves apart with their internship applications, but one intern has taken an inventive approach to setting herself apart.
“I wanted to stand out to employers, so I made a LEGO set of myself in my interview suit and sent it out to my dream advertising agencies,” reads the headline of a Reddit post
from a prospective candidate named Leah.
Why go so far just to land an internship where you’re probably going to be treated terribly and learn only that you never want to be an intern again? The original poster of the Reddit thread explains in the comments:
“You would not BELIEVE the competition that is out there. So far (along with unique cover letters + resume) I've had to do the following for internship applications:
• Create a persuasive advertisement with me as the product (LEGO project)
• Summarize my life story in 6 words
• Answer random questions including "First song that comes up on shuffle" and "What do you miss most about being kid?"
• Why the agency should hire me in 20 words or less
• Use an 8.5x11 sheet of paper to show my creativity”
You can see more photos of Leah’s Lego self here
, including one of her “derping” cat.
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