Getting a job in Britain today is hard work. Three months ago Adam Pacitti, a student with a first class honour degree in Media Production, sent out 250 CVs and only received two replies. He worked in an arcade filling two-pence machines and stacking toys and was grateful for the work. Then he had an idea, he would spend his last five hundred pounds on a billboard, advertising himself.
Now, after creating the website employadam.com and posting the billboard and Tweeting the image, his employment campaign has gone viral with 7,000 Re-tweets so far.
Adam Pacitti, Media Graduate
Education: 2009-2012 University of Winchester
BA Media Production first class honours
Work Experience: 2011 Jet Videos - runner, answering phones and buying props
2010-2011 Hospital Broadcasting Association - presented a weekly show with phone-ins.
2007 - Solent TV - runner, liaising with actors, police and public.
Employment 2008-11 Gailygain Ltd - maintenance technician installing coin-operated amusement machines.
2007 Sumomedia - Assistant manager in charge of small team.
2004-7 Woolworths - Supervisor
"I have a good degree and relevant work experience, but others have more experience than me, so perhaps I don't look like the most attractive candidate" Adam said.
Adam says his strengths are production, advertising, good taste of mainstream television and a strong knowledge of social media. His dream job would be a junior producer. "If I could get that job with an independent production company or broadcaster, I'd be over the moon" he said.
But so far, he's had a few emails from companies, but no concrete job offer so good luck Adam.