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A Lego CV: Best thing ever or immature desperation?

We all want our CVs to stand out, but very few of us have gone as far as the 20 year-old Reddit user PastLightSpeed.

 

A Lego CV, now that should really stand out from the crowd.

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The student, who judging by her Lego figures is called Leah, explained on her Imgur page: “I wanted a fun way to stand out to agencies and get my resume out of the trash can — I’ve always loved LEGO and I created this set to highlight my creativity, skills and initiative!

 

“It’s something I hope to be able to send out along with a job application.”

 

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It has certainly made her stand out. The Metro has declared that someone should ‘hire her immediately‘ and the Huffington Post has claimed that it ‘puts everyone else to shame’.

 

Granted, it’s pretty cool, right? What millennial hasn’t imagined having them-self immortalised as a Lego figure? But does the need to create something outlandish have a darker element to it? Katy Waldman, Slate assistant editor seems to think so:

 

“We should find it uplifting that, in the impersonal bustle of the Internet/job market, she’s found a way to stand out. But I don’t feel uplifted—I feel as though I’m watching a half-starved aquarium otter somersault for her supper.”

 

Yikes. Waldman does have a good point though; she explains:

 

“I don’t know about Leah’s specific situation, but what do such resumes say about the difficulties of getting an internship or paid position and the demented hoops applicants must jump through in order to distinguish themselves?”

 

It’s a difficult and competitive job market out there, that’s for sure, but surely Leah has succeeded in standing out for the right reasons? It’s pretty ingenious idea - and she revealed she does also send a standard resume as well, which is hopefully free from any errors.

 

What do you think, a depressing sign of the times or an uplifting sparkle of a 20 year-old’s imagination?

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