Examples of Extreme job Hunting
Adam Pacitti spent his last £500 on a billboard, advertising his availability. The result? No fewer than 60 job offers, and a new role at a creative agency.
Another job searcher, keen to not only demonstrate his skills but also take a more enjoyable approach to the hunt for work, Robby Leonardi turned his CV into an interactive game, resulting in one of the most colourful, entertaining job applications we at Adzuna have ever seen.
Endorsements go a long way in today’s competitive marketplace, a fact this self-styled extreme job hunter understood very well – and he enlisted the not-inconsiderable persuasive abilities of his two year old daughter to convince potential recruiters of his skills, in a video resume with a difference, extolling his virtues as an employee.
Employers are increasingly seeking desirable qualities like creativity and tenacity. So when gutsy graduate Giles Metcalfe approached his job search by standing for nine hours in The City of London with a placard around his neck that read “Leeds graduate looking for job in financial services”, he definitely attracted the right kind of attention – and landed his dream job.
There was the pinata resume and then a picture of him with his daughter and a chalkboard saying, "If this picture gets 10,000 likes, 'Bauer Media' will give my Daddy a job."