All journalists already know the caption of the CV presented as the front page of the newspaper in question. The parodies that have been raining on Twitter for the past few days go a step further, imagining job searches in the form of a banner pulled by an airplane, a completely rewritten novel, or even a computer virus asking for a ransom.
These candidacies are of course invented from scratch. But if all these tweeters are making the same joke at the same time, it’s because they’re parodying a message that was indeed posted by a recruiter on LinkedIn.
A false report filed on the boss’s car
In Lyon, Guillaume Ruchon, founder of the communication agency Picture Element, published photos last week of the “CVPV” that he had found one morning, slipped under the windshield wiper of his car: “Might as well tell you that with such a creative approach, we have a new intern at the agency”. As we reported, the student looking for an internship had noticed the boss’s car and imitated the layout of a report. He then obtained a six-week observation course.
The LinkedIn post got a lot of talk about it, especially when Economy Minister Bruno Le Maire wrote a comment: “So there Marceau Thevenin, genius! I love it! With such creativity, he will bring you a real plus, dear Guillaume Ruchon”.
If the publication has been parodied and criticized so much, it is because many Internet users have pointed out the fact that the student needed to go through this roundabout way to have his CV read, and that a simple internship (paid) six weeks be touted as such a great accomplishment.