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A Graduate Lands Job Interviews After Standing In Waterloo Station Holding A Sign Asking Employers To Hire Him

He applied for over 300 jobs but failed to secure anything, so he took the next logical step.

After applying for 300 jobs and failing to secure any, Alfred Ajani decided to stand outside Waterloo station during rush hour holding a sign with his details for potential employers making their way to work.

The Coventry graduate has since been offered numerous interview opportunities. Here he is, holding his sign:

When people on Twitter saw he was taking things into his own hands, they praised his proactive approach.

My boy @Fr3dSantana doing something that separates one from the rest. Never blend in, stand out! #WaterlooStationCVMan #WaterlooStation

— AdamMossy (@Adam Moss)

Soon enough, Ajani was trending on Twitter in London.

I'm trending in London

— Fr3dSantana (@TheCVMan)

☺️ now to stay relevant and get a nice graduate job

— Fr3dSantana (@TheCVMan)

While he was job-hunting with his sign in Waterloo station, someone was also kind enough to buy him a coffee.

Thanks to the guy that bought me a coffee this morning #WaterlooStation

— Fr3dSantana (@TheCVMan)

Ajani told the Daily Mail: “I realised that there are thousands of students out there using the same old methods of applying for jobs online and through recruitment agencies and so I thought I’d try something different.

“One woman worked in advertising and took a CV and another guy ran back from his train and said he’d walked past but had started thinking and might have something for me. I’ve already had some phone calls and have got an interview booked for later today.”

A job offer even came from Barcelona.

Offered an opportunity to work in Barcelona

— Fr3dSantana (@TheCVMan)

From the screengrab he shared of his phone, things don’t seem like they’ll be slowing down any time soon.

I did alright today

— Fr3dSantana (@TheCVMan)

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Rossalyn Warren is a reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.
Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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