Graduate resorts to sandwich board to find job

A graduate became so desperate for a job that he took to walking the streets of London with a billboard round his neck bearing the words ‘job wanted’, reports The Telegraph.

The tactic worked and David Rowe’s efforts have led to one offer of a job from a recruitment firm.

The 24-year-old, who had built up £20,000 worth of debts since leaving university, said he had sent out hundreds of CVs and offered to work for free but could not find a job.

The history graduate decided he would pound the streets round the Fleet Street area past law firms and investment-banks in a suit with the sandwich board round his neck.

Gavin Walker, of international recruitment firm Parkhouse Bell, said he liked Rowe’s initiative and decided to interview him.

“I liked the fact he had thought out of the box. I was impressed by that. I was even more impressed after the interview. He’s very employable, so much so I offered him a job to work with me,” he said.

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