Market Research Project

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Carrie Ray Casting with Leo Burnett and Fifth Third Bank’s NextJob Program are searching for participants in a market research program.

What we are looking for:

  • Men and Women 22-60 years of age
  • Unemployed or “Underemployed”
  • Have a LinkedIn Profile
  • Willing to be filmed while telling us why your resume beats out the competition

What do you have to do?

Email us your “elevator pitch”- a short summary to define YOU, what you’ve done so far to gain employment, what line of work you desire employment, why you’re great to work with, qualified, etc. Please include a picture of yourself (selfies OK, in fact preferred)

If chosen to come in for a filmed interview, you will be paid $50.00 for your participation (and if your interview is chosen for Fifth Third’s website, you will be paid $1000.00).

Email us at

Emails must be received by Wed. 5/28/2014


  1. Steven Lewis Foster
    Background Actor, Stand-in & Costumed Performer

    Steve Foster was born and raised in Chicago’s western suburbs. His childhood was marked by a love of the performing and visual arts – at least when he wasn’t occupied with his love of sports!

    Working for his family’s toy business, Steve regularly put his speaking skills to use serving as spokesperson with various media outlets. Two short-term mission trips to Uganda led to his
    handling of media relations for African King Oyo’s visit to Denver, Co. in 2002 to raise awareness of the plight of orphans and the disabled in Uganda.

    Steve’s first foray into acting came with an appearance in the independent comedy Chasing Robert (2007), directed by Chicago writer/performer Len Austrevich. Since then, he appeared
    in several major motion pictures including, but not limited to, The Break-Up (2005), Fred Claus (2006), The Dark Night (2007), The Express (2008) and The Dilemma (2010).

    In 2007, Steve received the opportunity of his lifetime when he was cast in a speaking role as polygraph examiner Richard C. Williams in a reenactment for the Riley Fox murder trial. The scenes were used to exonerate Riley’s father in the case and were later shown on ABC’s 20/20.

    In 2011, Steve was featured in the pilot episode of the Open Circle Café.

    Steve has appeared on several primetime television programs, including BOSS, Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Crisis and Mind Games, and was in two major market commercial campaigns in
    2013 for ExxonMobil and Gillette.

  2. I just received your post and hope you are still accepting participants. I’ve paid so many dues in the music and arts industry and deserve for my LinkedIn, as well as overall resume to be at the top of the heap! Retired from my “day job”, I’m pursuing singing and acting full-time, BECAUSE I AM A STAR!#star #vocalist #actress #dedicated #stellar


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