A message in a bottle lands Athlone-based Liam Tutty his dream job

Job hunting can be a rather tedious and punishing process. For many it can entail emailing and handing out hundreds of CVs to businesses whose drawers are already bursting at the seems with identical documents.

In theory, if you could make your CV stand out from the crowd then you would have a far better chance of a prospective employer at least having a look at it, even if only out of curiosity. That was certainly the thinking behind the application Athlone resident Liam Tutty sent to the Rye River Brewing Company earlier this month.

When Liam saw that the creator of McGargle’s, among other renowned craft beers, was looking for staff for their new plant in Co Kildare, he came up with a genius plan to secure his dream job. Tutty is a big beer fan to the extent that he converted his garage into a tap room so he could create his own home brew.

For his job application, Tutty brewed a special IPA beer in his very own basement brewery just for his application and designed a label based on the McGargle’s bottles. On the label he placed a cartoon image of his own face and the words “Liam wants a job”.

The website on the label, McGargliams.com, is a real website that Tutty set up. On it are all of the details of his professional CV. Rye River founder Niall Phelan was so impressed with the ingenuity of the application that he called Tutty up as soon as the package arrived at the brewery. Tutty starts his new job there on December 14.

The job Liam Tutty applied for was not even advertised. Having heard about the company’s expansion he simply used his initiative and took a chance to land his dream job. The 32-year-old says he will be like “a child in a sweetshop” when he starts work.


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