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YouTuber divides opinion after grabbing attention of BBC bosses by printing his CV on top of his car

A YouTuber has divided opinion after grabbing attention of BBC bosses by printing his CV on top of his car, in a bid to get his dream job as a Radio One presenter. 

Max Fosh, 25, London, who boasts 306,000 subscribers on the platform, parked outside the BBC building with his car emblazoned with both his CV, and a QR code linking to a video pitch. 

The video sees Max and his actor flatmate Dan in a hired studio pitching a segment for the show called ‘Tasklife’, where Max interviews people while completing mundane tasks such as counting change. 

At the end, he says that he won’t be offended if the BBC doesn’t pick up the idea, but adds: ‘All I’m after Radio 1, is to present some of your online content. Send me to Big Weekend, send me to Glastonbury, send me out on the street, and I promise you some good content.’ 

After sharing the stunt on Twitter, many praised his ‘initiative’, but some users slammed the former Harrow student for the stunt for using his ‘privilege’ to try and get his dream job quickly. 

 

A YouTuber has divided opinion after grabbing attention of BBC bosses by printing his CV on top of his car, in a bid to get his dream job as a Radio One presenter

The video sees Max (pictured) and his actor flatmate Dan in a hired studio pitching a segment for the radio show called 'task life'

The video sees Max (pictured) and his actor flatmate Dan in a hired studio pitching a segment for the radio show called ‘task life’

The YouTuber parked outside the BBC building with his car emblazoned with both his CV, and a QR code linking to a video pitch

The YouTuber parked outside the BBC building with his car emblazoned with both his CV, and a QR code linking to a video pitch

Sharing pictures of the car, he wrote: ‘Hi @BBCR1 , I’ve printed my CV onto my car and parked it outside the studio. There’s a QR code which I reckon you should watch. Ta x’ 

The CV on top of his car lists skills such as completing the Great North Run, climbing Kilimanjaro and some other presenting gigs. 

One user wrote in reply to the Tweet: ‘C’mon @BBCR1 give the lad a chance. Loved this, he’s clearly using his initiative and being creative, two great qualities he has, as well as many others I’m sure. In a crowded market of job hunting this is genius. Good luck Max.’ 

‘Give it up for @max_fosh for his creativity and hustle. Hope you snag the job mate!’, said one. 

However others weren’t as keen on the idea, with one calling the stunt a way of ‘excluding working class talent’ as it will become ‘the norm’ for company’s to expect CVs in the form of ‘extravagant gifts’. 

After sharing the stunt on Twitter , many users praised his 'initiative' and creativity and asked the BBC to 'give the lad a chance'

After sharing the stunt on Twitter , many users praised his ‘initiative’ and creativity and asked the BBC to ‘give the lad a chance’ 

However others weren't as keen on the idea, with one calling the stunt a way of 'excluding working class talent'

However others weren’t as keen on the idea, with one calling the stunt a way of ‘excluding working class talent’

Sharing the tweet, one user wrote: ‘I see the rich kids are at it again.’ 

Another said: ‘This!!! I feel like it’s also quickly become the norm for company’s to expect CVs in the form of extravagant gifts to the point where they’ll openly admit dismissing your average document because it’s ‘boring’. Just another exclusion of working class talent.’  

But despite mixed reviews on the stunt, it seems to have worked with head of the station Aled Haydn Jones, 44, filming his own video to reply to Max. 

Sharing pictures of the car, he wrote: 'Hi @BBCR1 , I’ve printed my CV onto my car and parked it outside the studio'

Sharing pictures of the car, he wrote: ‘Hi @BBCR1 , I’ve printed my CV onto my car and parked it outside the studio’ 

But despite mixed reviews on the stunt, it seems to have worked with head of the station Aled Haydn Jones, 44, filming his own video to reply to Max

But despite mixed reviews on the stunt, it seems to have worked with head of the station Aled Haydn Jones, 44, filming his own video to reply to Max

In the video posted to Twitter Aled tells Max to send him a private message to discuss their online content – but reminds him it would have been a good idea to follow Radio1 on social media before applying for a job there. 

‘Hi Max Fosh, i’m Aled Haydn Jone, head of Radio One’, says Aled, ‘You see I got your QR code and video, thank you for your offer it was great to see what you can do and meet your out of work actor flatmate. 

‘On the radio front, I’m afraid i’ve only just offered 46 new presenters a slot on Radio One between Christmas and January, but I find your suggestion of presenting our online content interesting so DM me, and let’s chat. 

‘P.S you really should follow the socials of the station you want to work for.’ 



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