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Man's job application involved sticking LinkedIn profile on cars in parking lot. He was hired

Over 140 applications were sent in for the position that ultimately went to Jonathan Swift thanks to his creative LinkedIn QR code application.

January 31, 2022 / 12:06 PM IST
Jonathan Swift applied for a job role by printing flyers with a QR code to his LinkedIn profile. (Photo: instantprintuk/Twitter)

Jonathan Swift applied for a job role by printing flyers with a QR code to his LinkedIn profile. (Photo: instantprintuk/Twitter)

Armed with flyers of his LinkedIn profile, a British man decided to apply for a job at a company’s parking lot. His unique job application was noticed and Jonathan Swift soon became the talk of the office at Yorkshire-based printing specialists Instantprint.

Swift had placed flyers with a QR code to his LinkedIn profile on every car in the parking lot of Instantprint, hoping to get noticed for a position in the company's marketing department.

His ingenious idea impressed marketing manager Craig Wassell (who was doing the hiring for the role) so much that he called Swift, 24, for an interview. And soon after, he was hired.


“We’ve been well and truly ‘flyered’ by a candidate applying for a #job in our marketing team Face with tears of joy Every car in the car park is covered in flyers linking to the applicant’s Linkedin profile! That’s definitely one way to stand out Automobile,” Instantprint tweeted quoting Wassell.


Instantprint also shared footage of Swift “applying” for the job at the parking lot on Twitter. Swift had printed the flyers from the same company before he stuck one in on the windshield of every car in the parking lot to stand out from the other applicants.