News & Opinion | May 22, 2019 3:53 pm

Here’s How to Get a Job Working for Elon Musk

All it takes is a sheep meme and the magic of Twitter

Elon Musk
Elon Musk doesn't believe in this self-driving sensor. (Getty)

Throw out your old resume. It’s time to start focusing on the thing today’s employers really care about: memes.

That’s if your prospective employer is Elon Musk, anyway. According to the Guardian, the Tesla founder and CEO has reportedly hired the man behind a viral sheep meme to be the company’s new social media manager.

Adam Koszary will depart his current position as program manager for the UK’s Reading Museum and Museum of English Rural Life (the MERL) to join Tesla in July, according to a recent tweet.

The museum went viral last year when Koszary tweeted an old picture of a giant sheep with the caption: “Look at this absolute unit” from the MERL’s Twitter account.

The tweet has since garnered over 112,000 likes and 31,000 retweets, as well as the attention of Elon Musk.

Somewhat late to the game, the tweet became something of a fixation for Musk last month, over a year after it was initially posted. In honor of his new obsession, Musk temporarily changed his Twitter bio to “absolute unit” and swapped out his profile picture for one of the sheep. In response, the MERL replaced its own profile picture with one of Musk.

Things got weirder from there, with Musk going on to post a series of sheep-related tweets, at one point pausing to acknowledge that his Twitter “is pretty much complete nonsense at this point.”

It’s worth noting that Musk’s rocky Twitter history has left all his tweets subject to approval by lawyers, who apparently had no problem with the sheep spree.

Anyway, while the Guardian could not confirm to what extent the sheep tweet influenced Musk’s latest hiring decision, Koszary’s success is a sign that we should all quit networking and start meme-ing.

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