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Job Seeker Pens Grime Rap to Grab Our MD’s Attention

Author: Steve Bland
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An amazing thing happened at Forward Role this week!

A talented grad grabbed our attention by applying for a role with a brilliant, grime rap!

Anastasia Glover stopped our Managing Director Steve Thompson in his tracks with a late night, eye-catching grime rhyme that describes her struggles finding work after leaving university. The 21-year-old, from Ashbourne in Derbyshire, penned the rap about sending out CVs and emails but getting no responses from recruiters.

As a result, Steve and the Forward Role team have committed to finding Anastasia a new job after being blown away by her efforts to get noticed. Steve said: “We spend a lot of time talking to universities and their graduates about the realities of the job market in the UK and how they can stand out in the crowd, because we know it’s not always easy to find a job. This is the perfect way to grab the attentions of an employer. It shows brilliant creativity and a real willingness to think outside the box. With that level of creativity, we believe she has a brilliant future and we can’t wait to play a part in finding her the perfect role.”

Steve shared the rap on Linkedin, where it has already had over 125,000 views and likes, shares and comments in the thousands showing support! As a result of the post going viral, we have already had offers from businesses desperate to speak to Anastasia about working for them.

Anastasia said: “I found Steve and Forward Role on LinkedIn and really wanted to catch his eye by doing something a bit different. To be honest, since leaving university in July I’ve been sending my CV here, there and everywhere and getting nowhere. Businesses want experience but it’s really hard to get that experience when you’ve just graduated. It seems like the market is pretty saturated so I really wanted to make sure my email and my CV didn’t get lost in amongst all the rest. It was a slightly silly email but hopefully it showed that I’m creative and I can write. Now it’s onwards and upwards. I’m really excited about my future and I’m looking forward to working with Steve and the Forward Role team to find my next position.”

Here's the brilliant rap in full!

Man's goin job centre, signing on the dole. 

Recruitment company aven't got man a role, 

Sending bare email and getting no response, 

CV probably only been looked at once.


Trial shifts, mans been messed about bare, 

it's probably because av got propa skanky hair, 

Can't afford to flex on a highlight ting,

Student loan bin an gone, look like a ming.


Man got degree from university, 

a 2:1 ting, am serious G,

worked propa ard and achieved a goal,

still getting pied from man like forward role.


Got no job an a got no mandem,

I'd go on a bike ride, someone jacked me tandem. 


My CV [ALLOW IT FAM] below its attached,

Be feeling propa blessed when a reply is dispatched.

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