Going above and beyond definitely pays off.
Sumukh Mehta of Bangalore, India, made over 160 resumes for other professionals in order to help them land the right job. Then, he decided to do something for himself.
Trying to impress the Editor-in-Chief of British GQ in hopes of scoring a marketing job, Mehta turned his resume into an actual 20-page magazine. It was complete with stories about his life, work experience, his education and pleas for the magazine to hire him.
"In today's competitive world, everything is just so difficult that you need to be creative if you really want to make things work and that's what I did," Mehta wrote on Facebook.
Mehta's resume contained beautifully designed pages made to look exactly like an issue GQ, detailing his skills like skills and credentials just like an editorial spread. There's even an contents page, an editor's letter page and a stunning cover shot.
The British GQ Editor-in-Chief Dylan Jones, according to Mehta, offered him an internship in London without an interview. GQ India's editor Che Kurrien also posted Mehta's cover page on Instagram.
According to Buzzfeed, Mehta is still figuring out settling in London before his internship starts. We're sure he'll be an editor in no time.