How to Make Sure you’re the Right Candidate for the Job

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1 EXT. STREET – DAY

Reuben posting letters into the letter boxes. He’s on a mission.

VOICEOVER
Stop!

Reuben stops in shock.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
What are you doing!? Show me what’s in those letters.

Reuben rips open a letter and holds it to camera.

LETTER
“I AM LOOKING FOR WORK”.

The rest of the page is blank.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
Oh. My. Gowd. You’ve got more chance of giving birth to triplets than finding work this way.

Reuben hurriedly pull’s up his shirt and grabs his stomach in total shock. He can’t afford to raise a family right now!

VOICEOVER
But you’re not Arnold, so don’t worry about that either.

Reuben nods in agreement.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
What you need to do is find out who’s recruiting and what they want. Here’s three tips –

Words appear on screen:

TIPS ON FINDING WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT
1) Find job vacancy websites.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
Tip one. Find job vacancy websites.

Reuben dumps the remaining letters into a bin. Pull wide to reveal a shopping trolley full of letters. Reuben throws them into the bin too.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
These include: The National Apprenticeship Service website and twitter feed, local newspapers and the KCC website for
apprenticeship vacancies.

IN QUICK CUTS:

1. A COMPUTER SCREEN. The National Apprenticeship Service website.
2. A LOCAL NEWSPAPER. Recruitment page.
3. A MOBILE PHONE. KCC Website.

Reuben walks down a road removing his letters from car windscreens. Fade out.

2 INT. LIVING ROOM – DAY

Reuben is sat at a coffee table drinking tea while looking through the job vacancy section of a local newspaper.

VOICEOVER
Tip 2. Read the person specification.

Words appear on screen:

TIPS ON FINDING WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT
1) Find job vacancy websites.
2) Read the person specification.

NEWSPAPER
PERSON SPECIFICATION. ENERGETIC YOUTH WORKER REQUIRED.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
Make sure you fully understand what they are looking for – if you are not sure ask someone.

Reuben nods to camera in acknowledgement.

VOICEOVER
And finally. Tip 3. Offer to work for free.

Words appear on screen:

TIPS ON FINDING WHAT EMPLOYERS WANT
1) Find job vacancy websites.
2) Read the person specification.
3) Work for free.

Reuben looks at camera in shock. FREE!?

VOICEOVER CONT’D
Yea. Just for about a week though? It lets the employer see how you are. You wouldn’t buy clothes before trying them on would you?

TILT down to reveal Reuben in massive shoes. We also see a few more of his letters. He kicks them away.

VOICEOVER CONT’D
Well, you’ve got a lot to do, so get cracking!

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