Jay Beech was recently made redundant. Instead of pursuing traditional methods, Beech made a hilarious TikTok job application. Now, he’s receiving more job offers than he can keep up with.
Beech had been working in marketing until recently. The company he worked for found itself in trouble, so Beech was one of the unlucky ones to go. This was actually the second time he’d been made redundant this year. Safe to say, he was in need of a new job.
What happens in the job application video?
Instead of looking for jobs the way the rest of us do – job sites, LinkedIn, making a deal with the devil – Beech decided to make an open application to everyone. Via TikTok.
In the video, Beech can be seen parodying Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’ with innovative lyrics of his own.
Why did Beech use TikTok for his job application?
Strangely, this is not the first time Beech has used TikTok to get a job. In fact, the job he’s recently been made redundant from first approached him because of a similar video.
When asked about this new video, Beech said:
“I knew the success that I had last time, and I also knew that I couldn’t come out with something more traditional this time, because people would think it was underwhelming.”
Well, Beech definitely brought something new and exciting the second time around.
What has been the response?
The video has racked up over 680k views in the week since it’s been posted. It has over 74k likes and over a thousand comments – many from prospective employers.
Beech has said that so many companies have reached out to him following his video that he’s had to turn some down.
“I’ve had a variety of people reach out, and I’ve actually at this point started saying no to some of them based on whether it’s going to be suitable or not.”
On one day, he had seven different interviews.
There’s been no word on whether Beech has been snapped up for a job yet, but it’s surely only a matter of time.
If you want to read about someone else who’s definitely going to be looking for a new job soon, read this article about the BBC journalist who complained about his job – not knowing he was live on air!