How a Rubik’s Cube Got One Very Smart MyGrad Hired on James Corden’s Show
I wanted to share an email that I received from Kyra Brown. Not only am I excited that one of our MyGrads just got hired as an intern at The Late Late Show with James Corden (working along MGGJ all-stars, Burt Chaikin and Carter Shults), but I’m thrilled by how she got it! It just goes to show that making your resume stand out in the right way is key.
By the way, Kyra followed Commandments #5 and #8 of the 10 Commandments of Resumes, and I couldn’t be happier. Way to go, Kyra!
I have some exciting news for the next got list! I just got hired as a Production Intern for the Late Late Show with James Corden for this upcoming fall semester! The funny story goes along with the interview. For the past year, I have had under the skills section of my resume “Can solve a Rubik’s cube” because I thought it was a fun way to show my personality on my resume. No one has ever brought it up until this interview. One of the people interviewing me said to me, “I saw at the bottom of your resume that it says you can solve a Rubik’s cube, and I just so happen to have a Rubik’s cube.” He handed me a jumbled up Rubik’s cube, and I solved it in front of the three people interviewing me. I am convinced this is why I got the job, it made me stand out and be memorable, and also proved that I don’t lie on my resume! I thought it was a fun story you would enjoy hearing, and I am beyond stoked for the internship!
All the best,
Being Uniquely You
Remember: you are working in entertainment. Adding something to your resume that resonates with pop culture in some way (like a Rubik’s cube) or identifies your taste will give people an idea of your skills and personality. Consider some of the following:
You’ve seen every episode of The Bachelor
You know Jack Nicholson’s “you can’t handle the truth” monologue by heart
You named your pugs Ross and Rachel
Other Things to Consider
Sports you’ve played
Languages you speak
Travel/study abroad experience
Sorority, fraternity, or special clubs
Certifications, like CPR
The fact that you’ve covered over a hundred scripts
You juggle, play the ukulele, are a triplet, or anything that makes you truly YOU, and is a great conversation starter
I hired an assistant who had on his resume that he could talk backwards. I had no idea what that meant, but in our interview he demonstrated it by saying the Pledge of Allegiance backwards. It was so unusual that I wasn’t sure if I thought he was weird or a genius—but it was certainly memorable. I ended up hiring him, and he went on to have a fifteen-year career at WME, and remains a friend to this day.
So, if you really want to stand out, make sure to include what makes you unique.