A graduate who handed out CVs at Waterloo Station like they were promotional flyers has landed himself a dream job - showing an inventive approach to employment really does work.
Nigerian-born Alfred Ajani had a 2:1 degree from Coventry University in marketing, but struggled to find a job despite applying for more than 300 positions.
So, instead of giving up hope, he decided to take a different approach.
I got out there today got a few email addresses and some business cards someone even bought me a coffee. pic.twitter.com/i0XfRuG7nl
— TheCVMan (@Fr3dSantana) August 19, 2014
The 22-year-old caught the attention of recruitment company Asoria Group, who offered him a position via LinkedIn.
And once he got there, he was welcomed with open arms - and personalised t-shirts.
— TheCVMan (@Fr3dSantana) September 8, 2014
Ajani told The Huffington Post UK: "I knew my idea would work but didn't expect the media attention so I have stayed humble. Most graduates are going to have to go to extreme lengths a to get the job they want."