Jobseeker's sweet donut idea gets resume through door


A recent immigrant to the US has come up with a sweet way to get attention to his resume.

Lukas Yla moved to America from Lithuania, but struggled to find a job as a marketer in highly competitive San Francisco.

"I knew that probably I would not be able to get through to a traditional interview process by applying online," he says.

"I was looking for a way to deliver my resume directly to the key people at tech companies, so I came up with this idea to deliver a box of donuts with a resume inside."

Then, Mr Yla went one step further.

"I realised that a random guy off the street probably wouldn't be able to deliver a box of donuts to C-level execs at a company, so I decided to pretend to be a Postmates delivery guy."

The donut plan isn't as cheap as just applying online.

"I buy donuts from a very hip and popular place in San Francisco," he says.

"Usually one package would cost around 10-14 dollars."

However, the extra effort has paid off. He says he's handed out over 40 boxes, and has attended 10 interviews.

"I'm still at the moment in the process of interviews with these companies, but I think 40 boxes is just a drop in the sea in San Francisco, where the job market is so competitive," he says.

"I never expected such expected such things would immediately get me hired. I think it's a very good tool to cut though the traditional job application process and grab attention to myself, and show employers my decision-making and problem-solving skills."

He says the response to his approach has been universally enthusiastic.

"I haven't received any bad feedback," he says. "They all loved the idea. Even the CEO of Postmate, he tweeted about the story on Twitter. So it seems like they all like the out-of-the-box thinking."

He plans on continuing to hand out the donuts until he gets a job - something recruiters may look forward to dealing with.

"It's just because they've already seen that I'm creative, and most importantly I like to get things done," he says.

And he comes with free donuts.