I stumbled across this story via @hypnotistchris about a guy who stood near a busy junction with a sign looking for work. A passing business man saw him standing in the rain, a few hours later, he’d had an interview and started work as a frame maker.
Somehow, I can’t see you having the same success if you make a similar sign and stand outside of BBC Television Centre. But there are lessons to learn from this.
- Tenacity works.
- You have to go look where the people who can employ you are.
- You have to be able to stand out.
- Employers are willing to take a chance on someone who doesn’t at first appearance seem to be ‘qualified’ for the job if their attitude fits with theirs.
- Novelty works once or twice. If every junction had someone with a sign, those potential employers driving by would soon get blind to them
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