24-year-old Adam Pacitti made headlines around the world after using his last £500 on a huge billboard advert begging employers to give him a job. He had been searching for a job for months and months when he came up with the idea of putting up a billboard.
The billboard included the address of a specially created website, where potential employers could watch a video CV and find out more about Mr Pacitti, from Ryde, Isle of Wight, UK. Click below to read more…
The site was swamped by more than 1.5 million hits from around the globe and Mr Pacitti found himself at the centre of a social media storm. He said:
“The original tweet I sent out, telling people what I was doing with a photo of me and the billboard had 1,600 retweets and endorsements from people like Jeremy Vine, Al Murray and Frank Skinner.
I had thousands of e-mails and an unbelievable amount of interest.”
His ploy paid off… he landed a position with a top media firm and award-winning production company, KEO who hired him as a viral video producer, where he will specialise in creating films for the Internet.
Delighted with his new employed status, Mr Pacitti has now used his first pay packet to fund another huge billboard in Shoreditch, London, reading:
“I spent my first wage packet on this billboard. Thank you for helping me.”
So I ask, would an unemployed Nigerian graduate do this?