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Brilliant or Baffling: Sending Personalized Cake to Employer

Job seekers are still at it with their unconventional tactics, hoping that an employer will be charmed enough with their efforts to offer an interview. Twenty percent of hiring managers report seeing unusual gimmicks from applicants this year. One of those included a cake designed as a business card with the job candidate's picture on it. What do you think of this idea — is it brilliant or baffling?

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itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
Yeah, I was thinking the same, meike. I feel like it would be way less creepy if it didn't give the impression that she stuck a photo into a cake.
Meike Meike 7 years
Damn, might crappy photoshop job.
J-Rabbit J-Rabbit 7 years
It's certainly weird, but maybe it's appropriate for the job, say, for a company that produces or distributes cake. (Or the hiring manager is a cake fan. idk!)
TidalWave TidalWave 7 years
lol @ Spectra... I don't think that was the actual cake.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Will it get the employer's attention? yesWill it get the applicant an interview? maybe... but like ^^ said, I don't think the interviewer will take the cake sender seriously.
runningesq runningesq 7 years
Will it get the employer's attention? yes Will it get the applicant an interview? maybe... but like ^^ said, I don't think the interviewer will take the cake sender seriously.
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
its weird and creepy for sure
pharm_chick pharm_chick 7 years
its weird and creepy for sure
Spectra Spectra 7 years
Sorry, but that cake doesn't even look appetizing. It's also a tad creepy. I definitely wouldn't hire someone that did something like that.
carhornsinapril carhornsinapril 7 years
if i were the hiring manager, i would have a hard time taking that person seriously.
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
lol!! whatever it takes, right?? at least he remembered it!
itsme3683 itsme3683 7 years
lol!! whatever it takes, right?? at least he remembered it!
Chouette4u Chouette4u 7 years
I know desperate times can call for desperate measures, but WTF are people thinking? A cake with their face on it????
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