A ‘despairing’ graduate job-seeker who grabbed a recruiter’s attention with her self-penned rap has received half a dozen job offers after a LinkedIn post went viral.
Anastasia Glover, who graduated with a 2:1 in filmmaking from the Manchester School of Art in July 2017, wanted her CV to stand out so she sent a late night rap to the managing director of Forward Role Recruitment describing her struggles to find work.
Steve Thompson posted the rap on professional networking site LinkedIn, where it has received more than 100,000 views in 24 hours and thousands of shares, likes and comments.
The 21-year-old from Ashbourne, in Derbyshire, raps about sending CVs and emails but getting no responses.
Thompson and the Manchester-based Forward Role team have now committed to finding Anastasia a new job.
“We spend a lot of time talking to universities and their graduates about the realities of the job market in the UK and how they can stand out in the crowd because we know it’s not always easy to find a job,” Thompson said.
“That’s clearly what Anastasia has found since she graduated but as soon as the rap landed in my inbox, I knew we could use this brilliant piece of fun to help her find work.”
As a result of the post going viral, Forward Role has already received half a dozen offers from businesses who want to speak to Anastasia about working for them.
“I found Steve and Forward Role on LinkedIn and really wanted to catch his eye by doing something a bit different,” Anastasia said.
“To be honest, since leaving university in July I’ve been sending my CV here, there and everywhere and getting nowhere.
“Businesses want experience but it’s really hard to get that experience when you’ve just graduated. It seems like the market is pretty saturated so I really wanted to make sure my email and my CV didn’t get lost in amongst all the rest.
“It was a slightly silly email but hopefully it showed that I’m creative and I can write. Now it’s onwards and upwards. I’m really excited about my future and I’m looking forward to working with Steve and the Forward Role team to find my next position.”
The rap in full:
Man’s goin job centre, signing on the dole.
Recruitment company aven’t got man a role,
Sending bare email and getting no response,
CV probably only been looked at once.
Trial shifts, mans been messed about bare,
it’s probably because av got propa skanky hair,
Can’t afford to flex on a highlight ting,
Student loan bin an gone, look like a ming.
Man got degree from university,
a 2:1 ting, am serious G,
worked propa ard and achieved a goal,
still getting pied from man like forward role.
Got no job an a got no mandem,
I’d go on a bike ride, someone jacked me tandem.
My CV [ALLOW IT FAM] below its attached,
Be feeling propa blessed when a reply is dispatched.