Newport jobseeker, Alan Bacon, told to dance at Curry's interview lands dream job
A Newport jobseeker told at interview to dance to Daft Punk for the chance of a sales assistant job in Curry’s has landed his dream job instead – and no robot dance moves were required.
Alan Bacon, 21, will be moving to London to take up his job working with Ian Prowse, selling equipment to broadcasting companies.
Rather than the regimented interview day in which Mr Bacon and other jobseekers were split into groups and told to come up with dance routines, Saturday’s interview was more traditional.
His two interviewers bought him a drink and asked him questions relevant to the job he would be doing, such as about the technical capacity of the things he would sell.
Mr Bacon’s story made national headlines at the beginning of September when the unusual tactics were revealed, but he says the media coverage helped him to find the new position which he described as “a million times better” than the job he originally applied for: “I’ll be earning more money and will be doing something I appreciate a lot more. My family and friends are all really pleased and so am I.”
His new employers travelled to Bristol to conduct the interview, where Mr Bacon is finishing a month’s internship with an intelligence agency.
After graduating with a degree in documentary, film and TV from the University of South Wales in July, Mr Bacon moved to Cardiff from Newport to find work. He knew the search for a job could be difficult, but did not expect the bizarre request to dance.
He said: “If I didn't need the job so much I would have walked out then and there, but I and the others made the best out of the situation and kept on smiling while feeling horrible about it on the inside.”
Mr Bacon heard his good news via email on Monday and is now looking for a place to live in the Ealing area.
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