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Job-hunting stunts and age

by on January 9, 2013

You may have seen Adam Pacitti’s job-hunting stunt; the media production graduate spent £500 advertising himself on a hoarding in London.

Leo Benedictus in this piece in The Guardian concludes that it helps to be young, inventive and aiming for a job that involves attention-seeking. Stunts such as using sandwich boards to find jobs outside media or marketing have a more mixed success record.

Whilst  Jason Fruen, David Rowe, Giles Metcalfe and James Elgeti all found work, Michael Adlington, Robin Norton and Debi Wendes, did not. As he says:

‘Everybody in the first group was in their 20s or 30s; everybody in the second was in their 40s or 50s’. Make of that what you will!

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