Twitter Facebook Vimeo

Designer stands out from other job applicants with a simple box of chocolates

33 sec read
11:15 AM | 28 July 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
   •       •    Read later
Want your writing featured?

Everyone loves chocolate, right? So what better way to catch an employer's attention than with a lovingly crafted box of chocolates? That's what graphic designer Rob Jervis did.

After spending loads of time sending out countless emails and letters and getting nowhere with them, Rob decided to create something with a little more impact. And it worked! Just an hour after receiving the box of chocolates, branding agency Illumination (formerly known as LFH) offered Rob a paid internship. And that very shortly turned into a full time job.

Have you done something out of the ordinary to get a job? Tell us about it and we might feature you on FutureRising.

Please log in or sign up before participating in the conversation.

More stories

  1. Big and bold: Graphic designer creates CV with a twist

    This graphic designer's reinvented CV and portfolio will make you rethink your own.

  2. Donut trickery lands guy 10 job interviews

    Lukas Yla set out to bag his dream tech job a little differently to how most of us would do it by sending tech giants a box of donuts.

  3. Five quick job application tips to remember

    Abed Lame, a sixth form college student at St. Charles, writes about his five top tips for students looking to get on the job ladder or looking to apply for apprenticeships.

  4. When I’m A Dad

    Tom Anders, an ex advertising student from the University of Lincoln won himself a D&AD Black Pencil in 2015, thanks to his heart warming entry 'When I'm A Dad'.

  5. 5 tips to help you cope with finding a placement

    Matt Adams, an advertising student at Bournemouth University, shares his top tips for people looking for work placements.

  6. We Wish you a Merry Critmas

    #MerryCritmas: Save A Turkey, Roast a Creative. This Christmas professionals in the advertising industry are giving the gift of a portfolio crit to all those in needs.

×