I’m a man of leisure. That’s because I have an English degree and can’t get a job. - Jarod Kintz
If you are a recent graduate & not one of the lucky-birds, who get campus placement, then you must have sent your Resume & cover letters to most of the companies out there. Some of the companies must be looking for candidates & that’s why you sent your Resume. On the other hand, there may be companies with hardly any vacancy at all still you sent your Resume, hoping that your Resume will attract the Employer & help you to get a job.
A graduate, who is looking for a job, checks his/her emails almost 10–11 times a day with a hope to get a positive reply. But the heart keeps on breaking when getting replies like–
- Sorry, You couldn’t make it to the Interview round.
- Sorry, your profile doesn’t meet our requirements.
- Thanks for your resume, we have saved it in our database & will get in touch if a suitable vacancy will be there.
….and no vacancy would ever be there for you & the dream to get a job starts fading!!
Some are lucky to get a job when a company arrives in the campus but a more number of candidates are there who try when they get their degrees.
A Creative Appeal-Adam Pacitti
Here is the case of Adam Pacitti, 24, a recent media graduate from University of Winchester. Being a creative person, he is not getting job anywhere. He emailed his Resume to several recruiters & companies to get a job but didn’t get any favorable response. He has achieved viral success for some of his videos on YouTube.
Now, he rented an advertisement space on a billboard to show his availability for a job. He spent his saving worth £500 for this ad, hoping that someone would see it & help him to get a job.
He booked this billboard in London in result of his frustration of not getting a job by all other traditional ways. He also made a website which shows his previous work during his college & his Resume as well.
Adam made this website to stand out of the crowd & to get a job.
Whenever we see a vacancy posted on a Job board, almost thousands of candidates apply for that single post to get that job, how would one be standing out & that’s why Adam chose this way to stand out in a hope to get a job. He simply made a website which shows his work experience, his dream job , his Resume & his work that went viral on YouTube. Here is a video of Adam that explains everything about him. If you are a recruiter then please look at his application
Have you tried any out of the box idea to get a job or you are a geek?