Instead of a standard resume listing his skills, Dawayne Kirkland made a rap video about it
We all know how incredibly hard and frustrating it can be to find your dream job especially when there are thousands vying for the same position. So, one must find creative ways of selling themselves to their prospective employer and stand out among the crowd.
So, when fresh college graduate Dawayne Kirkland applied for an internship at a digital agency in New York, he did it a bit differently from the rest. Instead of a standard resume listing his graphic designing skills, he made a video rapping about his achievements and traits.
Inspired by rapper Kendrick Lamar's track "DNA", Dawayne uploaded his first and only video on YouTube titled "Rapping For a Job at VaynerMedia" on Monday. Three days later, the video has over a million views and the internet rallying behind him to get that dream internship.
In the video, the graduate boasts of the many internships he has done, his degree and his computer skills. He also makes fun of himself how he stills lives with his mother but willing to move to New York for the internship. There is also a Pennywise- IT reference in the video.
Watch the ingenious rap video job application here
People on YouTube applauded Dawayne's creativity and cheered for him to get the internship.
"He just raised the bar for everyone applying to internships," wrote a user.
Another said, "That's legit. If this doesn't get you hired, that place wasn't worth working for anyway."
"Now I know what I'll be doing for my next application. If they don't hire you we're gonna need a diss track follow up," wrote a third person.