A little imagination goes a long way

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Many graduates are facing the inevitable struggle of finding a job in today’s economy. When the defeating realization sets in that, even armed with a college education, no companies are knocking at your door, some graduates go to great lengths.

Alex Kearns, a 23-year-old Swansea University grad, found a great way to get his resume seen. Kearns hung a 10-foot resume from a building in London’s Trafalgar Square and walked around holding up a sign that read “Give Me A Job!”.

Kearns’ plan worked, and he was contacted for an interview with the International Business Development Group. He is now a sales executive for the company, and has gotten offers for interviews with other companies.

“I saw it as a golden opportunity to sell myself,” Kearns said. “I had applied for hundreds of jobs but nobody was giving me a chance. And it worked, my new boss said he was impressed that I had some get-up-and-go.”

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Never underestimate the power of “in-your-face” media.

Check of the Daily Mail‘s story on Alex for more information.

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One Response to “A little imagination goes a long way”

  1. Brad Says:

    And, there’s the end of the viability of Monster.com.

    However, if you think about it, the long-standing cliche’, “it’s not what you know, but who you know”, still won the day.

    Without this gutsy stunt, this young fellow would not have met so many so quickly.

    This worked well for him, albeit his next temporary stop, I’ll bet. However, when he stands out in his new company, I imagine someone else will take notice of his work on the ground and give him a professional lift while still remaining a solid young chap on terra firma.

    Have a great holiday,
    Brad

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