It’s spatulas at dawn as Great British Bake Off returns to our screens tonight with its tempting array of baked treats, off the wall presenters and kooky contestants.
As the search for the nation’s best baker commences, we ‘re asking the important questions: if your CV was a cake, which would it be?
Ready, steady...bake! Yes, it’s that time of the year again and GBBO is back in all its confectionery filled glory. Bring on the puns, innuendo and gentle ribbing, courtesy of comedy co-hosts Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas, as the contestants wield their whisks and get ready to do culinary battle.
As more half-baked banter takes place among the presenters and competitors, casting their beady eyes over the proceedings with their stern critiques and pithy putdowns are stalwart judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood.
We’re sure to say, if Bake Off was the defining interview process for a new job, there would be a few candidates rejected because of CVs with soggy bottoms!
The hit C4 show, most famous for making its contestants jump through hoops week by week in pursuit of accolades such as Star Baker and the “Hollywood Handshake”, has plenty in common with many recruitment processes.
The weekly technicals run parallel with rigorous candidate testing, the showstopper rounds reflect the challenges of preparing a presentation for an interview and the 12-stage competition is an easy ride in comparison to the extensive interview processes of some businesses today.
Whatever you say or do during the hiring process, you knead *ahem* to have a CV that is sure to impress as much as any showstopper produced in the infamous Bake Off tent.
So, in a bid to get into the spirit of all things GBBO, we’re asking, if your CV was a cake, which one would it be? Let’s find out…
The Victoria Sponge
We couldn’t think of a better place to start than this firm favourite. CVs which resemble this much loved classic represent a candidate who is honest, trustworthy, straightforward and reliable. You’d hire them in a heartbeat because you know they’d be a safe and knowledgeable pair of hands who always get the job done.
The Fondant Fancy
This CV is ornately decorated with details which might not always be relevant to the role in question. This perhaps indicates someone who has a penchant for embellishment and a tendency towards flights of fancy.
First impressions may be sweet but the employee timeline could sketchy if the marzipan surface is concealing a chequered past. There’s nothing more to say here other than: “Next!”
The Sourdough Loaf
This CV comprises a solid and sturdy foundation with substantive details to back it up, alongside plenty of proof they’re right for the role. A true starter finisher, they always rise to the occasion and get the job done.
The Gluten-Free Brownie
It might look fluffy and unsubstantial at first glance, but great things come in small packages. The content contained within this compact CV is significant and impactful, revealing a candidate who is ahead of the game and conscious of the latest industry trends and developments.
The finest patisserie meets the finest CV. It has an almost regal bearing, alongside plenty of poise, polish and panache. A true masterpiece and definitely the work of someone with plenty of experience.
With its many layers, this shows a competitive personality who is willing to take on as many challenges as necessary to prove that they’re the best person for the job. And the thing is, they probably are.
The Tiered Wedding Cake
This CV demonstrates complexity and pride, showcasing someone who clearly puts a lot of time and energy into creating something special. A work of art such as this implies that the creator can produce intricate, varied and sometimes breath-taking work.
It’s safe to say, the power of a good CV, without doubt, helps you bake it ‘til you make it. If you’d like some tips on the right ingredients to make your CV beat the best of the rest, get in touch with our team. Just not when Bake Off is on please…