Man rents billboard in bid to find work
An unemployed graduate has spent his last £500 - on a billboard aimed at finding him a job.
Adam Pacitti, 24, of Ryde on the Isle of Wight, said he acted out of desperation after applying for more than 250 jobs in three months.
As well as the billboard, in London, Mr Pacitti, who gained a first class degree in media production at the University of Winchester, has also set up a website, employadam.com.
The site features a tongue-in-cheek video in which Mr Pacitti promotes his marketing skills.
In it, he says: "As you can see from my email inbox I have spent countless hours applying for jobs with no luck which is why I have launched employadam.com.
"I am looking for work in the ultra-competitive, cut-throat and slightly vacuous industry that is the media."
He continues: "So if I seem like your ideal candidate then please get in touch because, to be honest, I am getting desperate."
His website and billboard have become popular on Twitter and he has received thousands of messages of support.
Mr Pacitti gained previous success with an internet campaign to find a girl he dreamed of and drew a sketch of.
His search gained attention from worldwide media and he claims his website thegirlofmydreams.co.uk had more than four million hits.
what do you think?
What an enterprising young man. I would perhaps question blowing his last £500 on a billboard but if it brings him work then it will have been well worth it.
Hows he managed to run a computer a computer and landline all this time.anyway good luck to him.
Wonder if he got the girl.
Last 5 hundred or not, it's a great marketing ploy and it has people interested. Ideal experience for working in the media! Good luck to him.
A Sign of the Times ! Give him a Job he's A Human Meerkat !
My first impression is: it doesn't make much business sense to spend £500 on an advertising billboard poster to find work. It would make more sense to advertise his own business or even if he was selling something. £500 seems like a lot of money. I think it would have made more sense to use the £500 to buy £500 worth of things to sell on the internet. He could probably have bought his own domain for less than that and used whatever he learned at university to set up his own business. He knows about internetting, he set up a website with one million visits, however most of those are counted, so why didn't he spend £500 on his own internet business venture?
His little gamble got him more than local hits--he received attention all over the world! Now that's making your last 500 count!
I see he chose a nice conservative blue background just to emphasize the lack of jobs. Nice one Adam-- using your initiative. Got to be far more productive than applying for jobs in the conventional manner
to be honest if more uni students picked real subjects - or even opten for training in real jobs like plumbing and electicion rather stupid things like media they'd find a job much easier. Too many people think uni is the answer when we need people who can do PHYSICAL work rather that makework
good luck, mate