Landing your first job out of college is never easy, especially for those trying to break into TV. For aspiring broadcast hopefuls, there’s the traditional route of sending reels out to stations or creating a website in hopes of a news director seeing it.

However, for Georgia State student David Schiele, he’s doing the unconventional route, asking for people to retweet his reel on Twitter in hopes of finding that first gig. As of this writing, David’s reel has been retweeted 36,000 times with more than 44,000 likes.

Schiele is graduating in December and is hoping to land a job somewhere in the United States. He enhances the usual interviews and reports by showing his personality and humor, but it’s not just a comedy routine. It’s rare for someone find his voice this early, but as you can see from his reel, David definitely has what it takes to be on television:

Schiele’s evident talent has received not just encouragement from people in the industry, but also promises to help him land a gig, which is obviously the whole point:

David’s plan seems to be working out as well as it possibly can, but he’s also clearly talented. Given how this has exploded, and the people who have already seen it, Schiele’s shouldn’t have to wait long before plenty of offers roll in.

[TV Spy]

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