/ 3 years ago /

 Article by Alex Ekong

This legend wrote his cover letter in the style of a children’s story

Here at Debut, we’re huge fans of anyone that defies tradition during the job application process. Heck, that’s what we came here to do in the first place, right? But this right here, this is sensational.

This is Chris Brosnahan. According to his Twitter bio, Chris is a 37-year-old “writer, content marketing professional and occasional stand-up comedian.”

Chris caused quite the stir on Twitter yesterday when he revealed that he had applied for a copywriting job with a children’s publisher. Which would be pretty mundane except he’s only gone and written in the style of an actual children’s story.

Let the man himself tell you the full story

Naturally, a whole host of people are tripping over themselves to give Chris’ genius it’s proper due.

One Tweeter did have a similar idea

But everyone agreed on one thing

We asked the man himself why he felt he had to approach his application this way. And we loved his answer: “Writing a cover letter like this is a little bit of a gamble, but it’s about showing rather than telling. They may not like it, but if they do, I’ll be ‘the guy that wrote the story’ rather than ‘the 78th applicant’. It’s the first time I’ve tried an approach like this, but it won’t be the last.”

We feel like all us Debutants, who think outside of the box when it comes to recruitment, can relate and learn from this. So from the bottom of our collective heart, good luck Chris from all of us at Debut. We hope this story has a happy ending!

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