I have written before about creative ways to get your resume noticed.
This one literally takes the cake.
My colleague Matt was an editor at a local production company and was looking to make a change.
Through one of his connections he found the name of the person responsible for hiring editors where he wanted to work.
He then had a local baker turn his resume into the icing of a cake and delivered it to the media company.
After a few days, he called his prospective employer and left a voicemail message,
“You ate my resume so the least you could do is meet with me.”
His creativity landed him an interview and he was subsequently offered the position.
The cake got him noticed.
Matt’s talent, personality, and his demonstrating that he could mesh with the company’s culture landed him the gig.