The things that people do to snag a job are nuts. Standing out among the unemployed and enthusiastic is becoming pretty tough... especially when you have people like photographer Jens Lennartsson sending a minion of mini me action figures to the places he'd love to work.
Think of all of the possibilities: exaggerate your skills into super-hero-esque job qualifications, avoid handing in a resume that hits below expectations (design or otherwise) and bask in the fact that your first impression will always be on a perpetual good hair day. When you think about all of the time you spend perfecting your resume, you really wouldn't spend much more time on an action figure version of yourself.
Lennartsson's figurine, named GI Jens, is actualized as a camera-toting embodiment of who he is as a photographer. The packaging boosts his professional skills in an eye-catching display. No action figure is complete without a brochure displaying all of the toys features and Lennartsson doesn't miss that opportunity to display some of his work. Check out the videos after the jump for a behind-the-scenes look the complete GI Jens package and how he pulled this off:
A look inside the GI Jens packaging
The making of GI Jens
It seems like the perfect way to catch an employer's eye—just make sure there aren't any grammar mistakes on the packaging. Although this is an intriguing method for anyone looking for a job, I can only imagine how widely successful it would be for a designer. How about it—any of you designers out there ever tread the waters of creative job hunt stunts?
Erika is the editorial assistant at Core77. When she isn't covering design, you can find her writing about music, food, and healthy living habits. But mostly music. She also has a strong affinity for hedgehogs, bowling, and bands with goofy names.