Nils Jangen moved to a new town to live with his girlfriend while she studied at university, but had no idea that finding a job would be so difficult. He sent out over 200 resumes to ever job he could find, but only one called him for an interview, and in the end, he wasn’t accepted. Months passed and he was getting desperate. When his savings nearly ran out, he decided to try and sell his car for $1,500. He knew it would be a tough sell, so he decided to go over-the-top in the hopes that it would draw some attention.
The strange advertisement featured his run-down car in a Lord of the Rings setting, a large Saruman from the same movie, and a picture of David Hasselhoff.
I included The Hoff because my girlfriend has this weird sort of crush on him. That’s why he’s there. After I’d put in scenes from Mordor, I figured ‘Why not add The Hoff?'”
But then he took it even further.
The rest of the text described his car as a “Japanese mountain goat featuring the power of 54 frighteningly well-hung horses, having been hand-forged in the darkest of Japanese industries by the Saruman of carmakers.”
And what about safety?
The car has seat belts in all seats built with the 1984-patented I.D.N.R.I.S, which stands for Instant Death No Retardation Impact System. In other words, there is no risk of ending up in long-term care because you die immediately in any collision at speeds higher than 12 km/hour,” he wrote.
And in the end, he stated that he would also trade the car for a job, and that is what caught employers’ eyes. He woke up the next morning to hundreds of replies and job offers. He accepted a job as an automotive journalist. He doesn’t have any experience in the field, but he isn’t worried as he has “watched a lot of Top Gear.” Good luck, Jangan!
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