This story is from ABC News online. When all else fails, grab a sign and hit the streets.
Kushagra Jhurani had applied for “at least” 200 jobs across Australia without any success, after graduating with a Masters of Architecture last year.
“Seven years of university, seven months of job applications, countless cold calls and a few interviews had not resulted in a single job offer.
“I thought OK, nothing was working out, so I should apply my designer skills and mind,” Mr Jhurani said.
“I looked at all the stations, how many people were coming through, and figured out where would be the best place to advertise myself.”
At the end of March, Mr Jhurani dressed to impress and alternated standing opposite Southern Cross and Flinders Street train stations with a sign saying “Looking 4 a graduate of architecture? HIRE ME.”
“I did that for three to four weeks,” he said. “I’d be out there every morning from 8:00am to 9:15am and sometimes in the evenings as well.”
One Thursday in April, Metro Trains’ digital engineering manager Scott Poll was heading to work later than usual when he spotted the graduate standing on Spencer Street with his sign.
“I thought that’s a young kid with a lot of courage to be able to do that, at one of the busiest intersections in the city,” Mr Poll said. “If he is willing to do that, I know he is going to be willing to be a hard worker.”
Mr Poll gave Mr Jhurani a smile and continued walking to work, trying to figure out if he had a job that could suit the graduate. After a couple of conversations and a formal interview process, Mr Jhurani was offered a position as a draftsperson with Metro.
. “I never thought this would work,” Mr Jhurani said. “I am very grateful to Scott that he took me in.” He started work on May 24.
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