Woman bags dream job after standing outside office dressed as iconic 'Fearless Girl' statue for hours
Jade transformed herself into Fearless Girl to try and kick start her career and ask for a work placement
A woman who bagged work experience after turning herself into the famous 'Fearless Girl' statue outside her employer's office has now been given a full time job.
Canny Jade Delaney, 23, has been hailed as giving the best job application ever after the stunt dressed as the iconic Wall Street artwork.
Jade painted her clothes, shoes and skin gold and mimicked the pose of the New York statue. She stood for hours outside the offices of McCann Bristol, the UK counterpart to the advertising agency behind the sculpture.
Jade transformed herself into Fearless Girl to try and kick start her career and ask for a work placement. Bosses were so impressed they gave her a chance and she has spent over two months learning the ropes.
Staff at McCann said Jade did so well they offered her a full time position, and she will now be joining the team as a junior conceptual creative.
Jade, said: “It’s been an unbelievable couple of months, it just shows that it is worth putting yourself out there to achieve your goals. The team at McCann Bristol have been great and I am so excited about being a fully-fledged member of the creative team.”
McCann Bristol managing director Andy Reid added: “Jade has been great since she arrived, she has taken it all in her stride, just last week she was presenting a client case study in a new business meeting. We are really pleased that she has made the grade and is now embarking on an exciting career at McCann.”
Speaking at the time, Jade said she took on the stunt as she struggled to get her foot on the career ladder.
She said: "There isn't really any advertising jobs. They come up and then go the same day. I don't know what role I want so I wanted a placement to try different roles, I need to find an agency that fits me — I can't just rock up and say, 'give me a job'.
"I stood outside the building for a couple of hours, with my hands on my hips and looking determined. It was slightly uncomfortable.
"It's harder than it looks, but not too bad — you can kind of just meditate in that zone. I think you have to be ruthless and you have to show them you want it — it's hard to get into this industry. You have to make a statement for people to listen to you.
"I think you make the opportunity happen, I don't think you can wait for it."
Author: John Bett
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