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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.

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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:

I got out there today got a few email addresses and some business cards someone even bought me a coffee.

TheCVMan@Fr3dSantana

I got out there today got a few email addresses and some business cards someone even bought me a coffee.

9:10 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

@Fr3dSantana great unique idea, I hope you get a good opportunity!

Jamie@JayrokOnline

@Fr3dSantana great unique idea, I hope you get a good opportunity!

9:18 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@TheMissGoodluck @RamiCoco @JayrokOnline @Fr3dSantana a brother gotta do whatever it takes!

imsolondon@DedgeUK

@TheMissGoodluck @RamiCoco @JayrokOnline @Fr3dSantana a brother gotta do whatever it takes!

9:23 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

All I keep seeing on my TL is pics of @Fr3dSantana clever guy!! I hope something comes of it!

Kayleigh@keekz_

All I keep seeing on my TL is pics of @Fr3dSantana clever guy!! I hope something comes of it! 👏👏

10:00 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Adam Moss@AdamMossy

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

11:11 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Soon enough, Ajani was trending on Twitter in London.

☺️ now to stay relevant and get a nice graduate job

TheCVMan@Fr3dSantana

☺️ now to stay relevant and get a nice graduate job

12:42 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

TheCVMan@Fr3dSantana

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

9:38 AM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

TheCVMan@Fr3dSantana

Offered an opportunity to work in Barcelona 🙈

3:33 PM - 19 Aug 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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

Rossalyn Warren is a senior reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in London.

Contact Rossalyn Warren at rossalyn.warren@buzzfeed.com.

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