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Graphic designer's cheeky job app goes viral

RISK-TAKER: Graphic designer Luke Middleton has penned a job application with a difference.
RISK-TAKER: Graphic designer Luke Middleton has penned a job application with a difference. Warren Lynam

A YOUNG graphic designer has taken a cheeky, out-of-the-box approach to finding his dream job.

Luke Middleton has written perhaps the most honest cover letter in history while applying for a job as a junior graphic designer with Jetts Fitness.

The letter has gone viral locally on Facebook.

In his letter, the 23-year-old Parrearra resident and University of the Sunshine Coast graduate says he is a "degree-holding checkout chick" and admits that money probably could buy him happiness.

He gives Jetts a thumbs-up for their colour choice of red and listed his extra skills as making coffees at record speed and swatting office insects with prowess.

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Mr Middleton said the letter was worth the risk to stand out from the crowd.

"This is just the way I've always seen life and this is the only way I know how to express myself," he said.

"I'm a firm believer in honesty - life would probably be a lot easier if everyone was more honest.

"My friends have been pretty divided on this letter, but it was worth the risk.''

New Staff Solutions Sunshine Coast owner Peta Simpson said while Luke had broken a few golden rules, some companies would appreciate a creative approach.

"Obviously this sort of approach wouldn't work in a law firm or accounting job," Ms Simpson said.

She said a guaranteed way to grab an employer's attention was to specifically address each point in an advertisement.

A phone call to the company asking what specifically they were looking for in a new employee would also help with brownie points.

 

What Luke said:

Q: Why do you want this job and what can you bring to the table?

A: Simple really - I'm currently a degree-holding checkout chick (dude) at your local friendly grocery store. As much as I love screaming children, the constant beeping of the scanner and customers being upset at me over the price of spinach, I don't think I am really utilising my skills as a graphic designer.

 

Q: What motivates me to be successful?

A: Money. Now I know there is a strong belief in the theory that money does not buy you happiness among most individuals. I, however, respectfully disagree.

 

Q: What is your opinion on the Jetts brand?

A: I really like the colour red. When I think red, I think fast.

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