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Graduate scores dozens of job offers from asking companies to apply to him

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14:30 PM | 11 August 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Andrew Horner created a hugely successful reverse job application.

Tired of the regular job application process, and decreeing it as inefficient and undermining of his value as a worker, Andrew Horner decided it was about time employers came to him rather than the other way around. With that in mind, he created the reverse job application.

This brilliantly written website asks employers apply to hire him. It provides a little information about him and what he's looking for. Here's an excerpt.

"I AM:

  • Creative. If you want things done the way they always have been, we probably aren't going to get along. If, on the other hand, you're always looking for new solutions to old problems, I'd like to hear from you.
  • A leader in inexperienced professionalism. My years of unemployment have given me many opportunities to avoid picking up bad habits from your competitors.
  • Hoping to learn new things. If you work in a niche industry and don't think that I'll be interested in what you have to offer, do not allow that doubt to prevent you from contacting me; we may both end up pleasantly surprised.
  • Usually wearing clothes. I promise to wear pants to any interviews and on most work days."

Andrew received dozens of submissions and had two weeks packed with job interviews before accepting a position at a start-up. It also opened him up to new companies that he might never have come across if he had stuck to the normal job search process.

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