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Kid with "no unbelievably awesome skills" still impresses

THEY say it's hard to find good help, but local employers could do worse than snap up the services of young Connor Gerrard.

The 15-year-old Chancellor State College student penned a brutally but brilliantly honest resume, offering himself to local businesses around the Coast, as he searched for a job.

Speaking to the Daily yesterday, Connor said his dad, Andrew, had told him to try to stand out from the crowd.

"Dad helped me with the actual resume, but I wrote the letter about myself," Connor said.

"I'm just going to try and bring humour and happiness to the workplace."

RELATED: "NO SKILLS, JUST LOOKING FOR A JOB" READ CONNOR'S FUNNY RESUME

Connor said the first few resume drops had been daunting, but he soon rose to the challenge as he scoured places close to his home in Buderim to earn a little extra pocket money.

"It's so I can try and get my first car. Dad wants me to save for my first car," Connor said. "My older brother's first car was a Suzuki Sierra, so something similar would be good."

The cover letter begins by asking prospective employers if they are seeking a vibrant, hard-working, reliable junior, before telling people exactly how it is.

"I'm not here to waste your time and tell you about all my fabulous credentials - the truth is I don't have any yet," the letter reads.

JOBSEEKER: Connor Gerrard, 15, has put together a great, quirky resume.
JOBSEEKER: Connor Gerrard, 15, has put together a great, quirky resume. Brett Wortman

"I'm 15 with no unbelievably awesome skills or university degrees. This is my first time off the block and I'm just a kid looking for his first job.

"If it helps, I can tell you that I come from a great family - we all work really hard and I know what it takes to work with people. I have to clean the kitchen with my stepsister and that's a challenge!

"If I can work with her I can work with anyone."

With local radio and television all getting on board for Connor's cause, Andrew said he was glad Connor was learning if he worked for something, things tended to happen.

"It's one of those life lessons I'm trying to teach him that it's not going to come to him, he's got to go out there and do it," Mr Gerrard said.

"He's a happy, fun-loving sort of kid, he smiles a lot."

If any local employers have a potential job for young Connor, they are encouraged to contact the Gerrard family on 5445 6768.

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