I was looking for a little lighter fare to close out a Sunday night, and this was one was sitting unread in my newsfeeds.  It made me smile.  I hope more like this 19 year old have as much passion as they try to navigate the difficult unemployment situation out there.

From Forbes’ article, The Stunning Video Game Resume That Took 2,000 Hours To Make:

Alexander J. Velicky is part of the current generation of millennials trying desperately to find a job in the current economic climate. He’s 19, and could be part of the legions sending out resumes, CVs and cover letters to every company under the sun.

He decided to do things a bit differently.

Velicky spent 2,000 hours crafting something that’s part resume, part love letter to the company he wants to work for more than any other, Bethesda. He created a mod called “Falskaar” that adds 25 hours of gameplay to their hit title Skyrim, and created a land mass a third as big as the original massive map. He employed 29 voice actors to record new dialog for his NPCs, and recruited over a 100 total people to help him with Falskaar. Now, he waits.

“The best way to show Bethesda Game Studios that I want a job there and should be hired is to create content that meets the standards of their incredible development team,” he says, very clear about his intentions.

Check out his “resume.”  I hope someone hires him.

(Granted, I recognize some might object to certain content in video games, but this is the market he’s aiming for, and the point is that he’s put his work, passion and talent into it).

Read the whole Forbes article and this one from PC Gamer for the rest of the background on Velicky’s story.