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Stunts to help with graduate jobs?

Published: Monday, 28 September 2009   Category: Career Advice

A former history student desperate to get a graduate job has now been offered a position after walking down London's busy Square Mile in a sandwich board with his qualifications on it.

David Rowe, who gained a degree from the University of Kent, turned himself into a walking advertisement after racking up £20,000 in debt and not being able to land a graduate job because of the recession.

The stunt follows Swansea University graduate Alex Kearns' attempt to get the attention of employers by holding up a large copy of his CV for Anthony Gormley's celebrated One & Other project on the fourth Trafalgar Square plinth.

Proof that schemes like this may work for others looking for a graduate job at the moment came as international firm Parkhouse Bell took notice and decided to interview Mr Rowe.

Gavin Walker, representative for the firm, said: "I liked the fact he had thought out of the box. I was impressed by that. I was even more impressed after the interview. He's very employable, so much so I offered him a job to work with me."

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