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  • 4 January 2013, 12:25

Man rents billboard in bid to find work

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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.