When it comes to applying for jobs, it can become a job in itself to fill out all of the required paperwork and forms. While many believe submitting your resume is enough, many companies require cover letters, sample work, and references. Additionally, it’s important to make your resume unique and interesting so it stands out from the dozens of other submissions.
One way to get your name remembered and resume glossed over once more is including big names that you’ve worked with in the past, or are associated with—like, apparently, Kim Kardashian. One graduate student Chris Sumlin shared a snippet of his resume on Twitter in which he disclosed some of his impressive work history, like working with companies such as BET and FOX. But, he also decided to include a very monumental exchange he had with the reality TV star, Kim Kardashian.
Not only did he get creative with his details, but Sumlin also said he got three calls back for interviews from three different companies.
Y’all I added that @KimKardashian retweeted my graduate school paper on my resume and I’ve already booked THREE job interviews in less than a week. This woman’s influence is helping me secure a bag. ???????????? pic.twitter.com/uKg15YXVdz— Chris Sumlin (@ChrisSumlin) November 20, 2018
Kim Kardashian, being the Twitter starlet she is, automatically decided to respond to Sumlin and wish him luck on the job hunt.
Good luck! I hope you get the jobs! https://t.co/WXZ0KVAept— Kim Kardashian West (@KimKardashian) November 20, 2018
And, in response, Sumlin added the congratulations to his resume, too.
People on Twitter were pretty supportive of Sumlin, not because Kim Kardashian responded to him on Twitter twice, but because his resume is pretty damn impressive. If you look at it in detail, the student has had numerous internship positions with well-known, reputable companies and TV shows. Obviously, this landed him his interviews and not the Kim Kardashian comment.
I would bet my life on the fact that those 3 interviews came from the hard work by you that is so clearly displayed on that resume! Good luck on those interviews! I have a feeling you will get multiple offers!— Megan Torok (@MeganTorok) November 21, 2018
Kim's a real one for that but... to be fair... don't discount the other bullets you have on that sheet. Looks pretty good to me. ????— kyle g. (@kyleg182) November 20, 2018
Yo this is a seriously impressive resume, I hope you get all 3 and can play the “who’s gonna give me the most benefits” game— ???? (@drewiith) November 20, 2018
This resume is impressive ????— ???????? (@staytru2uu) November 20, 2018
the Kim k is an awesome bulletin but the rest of your resume is really remarkable!! Kim K is the cherry on top 🙂— logan (@iconiclogan) November 20, 2018
Quite an impressive resume all on its own! Not to take away from the KKW’s retweet! Best of Luck!— Rachel Ashley (@RachelAshleyy__) November 20, 2018
I’m going to have to agree. As a media studies/journalism student in college, I would have killed for some of the internship opportunities Chris has had in his career. Congrats, Chris, good luck on the job hunt!