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Job hunter disguises CV in a bid to get noticed – but others brand it ‘creepy’

Applying for a new job can be a disheartening process as it often feels impossible to stand out from the hoards of other applicants.

But one man found a creative way to ensure his CV gained attention in the office after he pretended to be a delivery man to drop off his application hidden inside a box of doughnuts.

A picture shared to Reddit shows a box of four doughnuts with a piece of paper stuck to the lid reading: “Most resumes end up in trash. Mine – in your belly.”

A note adds: “Hi. This delivery is not a mistake. I pretended to be a Postmates delivery guy to ensure my resume was delivered to you personally,” with an arrow to find the rest of the application.

The image was shared with the caption: “Guy disguises his resume as a donut box to get better chances”, where it racked up more than 1,800 comments, leaving some people impressed with his dedication.

One person commented to say: “This tells me they have ideas, are thinking of ways to attract your attention, and actually follow through with those ideas. Definitely worth a read of the resume. Least you can do considering the time they spent to put the package together.”

And another wrote: “I would definitely read it while I’m eating one of those.”

But not everyone was convinced, as a third said: “For a marketing or sales job this may work, for any other job they’re just going to think you’re a weirdo and eat your donuts.”

Others agreed as one added: “Yeah I’m not eating mystery donuts from a suspected weirdo” and someone else commented: “I wouldn’t eat them.”

And another joked: “Thank you but you still have to apply through the website so you’re in our Recruitment Management System.”