A hilarious video CV made by a jobseeker has gone viral online, after he uploaded it in desperation following ‘at least 1,500’ unsuccessful job applications.

Aidan Draper, who is currently living in Sandbach but is looking to move and start a career in Manchester, put the video together after getting frustrated with the process of making so many applications.

“I was going through the soul-destroying process of making applications and going on Indeed and applying for thousands of jobs and I just decided that I was bored of it,” he told the Manchester Evening News.

“I’ve spoken to people who are hiring and they get so many applications that they don’t have the time to look at all the CVs so I thought I’d do something to stand out.”

The jobseeker says he is a 'caring and nurturing person' in the video 

Mr Draper worked in disability support for two years before leaving for Australia to go traveling in early March 2020 - just as coronavirus began to spread around the world.

Due to the pandemic, he was unable to find any work down under - despite sending off at least 1,500’ job applications.

“I was actually in the news in Australia after I applied for a job there that apparently had 1,700 applicants - after I screenshotted it, ABC News featured my story in a piece about people struggling to find work,” he said.

He, therefore, decided to come back home to try and start a career in the Greater Manchester area - but didn’t have much more luck here.

“I’ve been looking in so many different areas to find something that I don’t mind where I work, but I’d be good at something like admin,” he said.

“But it’s just impossible to find anything.

“I wanted to do something different because I knew for a fact that not a single person was reading my CV.”

The job hunter then had the idea to put together a comedic video CV, which he hoped would help him stand out from the crowd.

“This is why you should hire me,” he says in the video, giving reasons such as being a ‘caring and nurturing person’, as he holds up a healthy-looking cactus.

The video references former US president Donald Trump calling himself a 'stable genius' 

“I always keep a clean and tidy workplace,” he adds, before adding a plate to the dishwasher.

“I’m academic and intelligent,” he says, as a clip of Donald Trump stating he is a ‘very stable genius’ plays.

He even stands underneath a cascade of water, illustrating that he will be there ‘whatever the weather’.

The video, titled ‘How to make the perfect CV’, has since been widely shared online, gaining over 16,000 views on YouTube and more than 2,000 upvotes on Reddit.

It had a positive reaction from viewers, with one YouTube comment reading “Somebody gets this man some employment”.

“That‘s the best CV I‘ve ever come across,” another person added, while a further comment said he ‘seemed like a catch for any employer’.

“I almost did it as a joke for myself as I thought that employers would turn their nose up at it, but the reaction was amazing with people saying how good it was and how sick of the job application process they were,” he said.

“I did it in this funny style as it was the only way I was going to get the thousands of views that I’ve had.

“I’m really thankful for everyone’s support - it’s really inspired me to do something creative.”

Despite the hugely positive reaction to his video, Mr Draper says he is still waiting for his big break.

Aidan Draper says he is available 'whatever the weather' 

“I’ve had some leads, but some of them were in areas I couldn’t really get to,” he explained.

“But this video has pushed me to realize that I have other skills other than just applying for jobs.

“People in the comments were asking for advice on making videos and CVs.”

The process of making the video and its reaction online has led the jobseeker to look at branching out into the creative industry, and he has launched a website where he can be contacted for freelance opportunities.

“It has pushed me into doing more creative things such as graphic design, logos, and videos - something creative is definitely my passion now,” he said.

The jobseeker’s piece of advice for people in the same boat, struggling to get noticed, is to have a sense of humor and do something different.

“Don’t take yourself too seriously,” he said.

“If you do you’re going to be the same as everyone else and no one’s going to notice you.”