Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jobseeker Takes to Streets with His Whiteboard CV

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jobseeker Takes to Streets with His Whiteboard CV

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A JOBSEEKER was so desperate to land a new career he stood outside an employment event holding his CV on a whiteboard.

Andy Blackburn says he 'put his life on hold' for the last few years to care for his ill mum.

Sadly, she passed away recently and now Andy, 38, a former Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) in Salford who has worked in several public sector jobs, is looking for employment again.

He spent yesterday outside the TOTALDECOM event at Manchester Central, bidding to catch a potential employer's eye. All the key players in the oil, gas and nuclear energy industry gathered there, and Andy managed to hand out his business card to some influential people.

He also carried a giant whiteboard listing his qualifications, to get their attention as they headed through the door.

Andy said the stunt was a success, and he was handed around a dozen business cards from people interested in hiring him.

He said: "It was well-received, people were giving me contact details and said what I was doing was 'admirable'. …

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