UK job seekers given the chance to send their CV into space in celebration of Star Wars Day
Online job board Zoek are giving you the opportunity to launch your CV into space! New jobs are in demand due to the pandemic. Therefore, the competition gives job seekers a creative way to get noticed by employers in celebration of Star Wars Day on May 4th.
The competition runs from 1st March to 9th April. Three lucky winners receive a professional CV rewrite from employment support company TopCV. The CVs will be displayed on a screen and filmed travelling into space by Sent Into Space. This will be done using a massive hydrogen balloon to heights exceeding 100,000 feet.
Be the first CV in space!
Onboard the launch vehicle is a flight computer providing live positional data to a team tracking the craft. Once it has reached altitude, the engineers will remotely burst the balloon, bringing the craft back down to Earth. On May the 4th (known as Star Wars Day because of its similarity to the iconic phrase “may the force be with you”) Zoek will share video footage of the winners’ CVs being in space.
Zoek’s managing director, Diana Campbell, said of the competition: “Zoek is known for doing things differently when it comes to matching candidates with roles, and for the high-profile ways we’ve helped people find work in the past. Our intelligent job-matching service, which automatically reads candidate CVs and notifies them of opportunities that suit them, is a huge improvement to the traditional job search journey, and impactful events like this highlight how important it is to stand out amongst the crowd.”
May the 4th be with you
This is not the first time Zoek has gone above and beyond to help a candidate find work. The company ran a competition last year for people made redundant due to Covid-19. Winner James Pembleton had his CV placed on the back of a truck travelling up and down the UK. James successfully found work within 48 hours of the campaign going live.
Dr Chris Rose from Sent Into Space said, “Using space to help someone find their next job is exactly the kind of stunt we love. We are big believers in lifelong education and pursuing an unusual route into your career. This is a great opportunity to be the first to launch your CV into space. Competition winners will also receive a £200 voucher to pay for online skills courses from providers like Udemy and Hubspot. Therefore, they can gain new skills and qualifications as well as a visibility boost. We can not wait to share results of the space flight on May the 4th.”