What You Can Learn From the Crazy Ways These Job Seekers Got a Foot in the Door

It’s not about the coolest gimmick

Getting agencies to notice your resume when it’s buried in a stack of hundreds isn’t easy, even if you’re coming from a top-tier ad school and have killer internships under your belt. That’s why some job seekers have tried to circumvent the traditional application process—from creating agency-inspired Bloody Mary mixes to mimicking Kickstarter—young creatives are putting their skills to use and it’s helping them catch potential employers’ attention.