Billboard bid to find a job

By Ross Findon

Published on Thursday, January 03, 2013 - 12:31


Billboard bid to find a job

Adam Pacitti, of the Isle of Wight, hopes this billboard will help him find a job. Picture by Edward Sanchez courtesy of


AN UNEMPLOYED graduate hoping to kickstart his career in the media has invested his last £500 savings into a one-man ad campaign he hopes will catch the eye of employers around the world.

Despite a first class degree in media production from Winchester University and countless job applications and inquiries, Adam Pacitti, 24, has yet to find work.

This week he launched his latest and most ambitious effort to find a job — a billboard in London's fashionable East End district of Shoreditch, home of some of the country's most innovative media companies — as well as a website featuring a video appeal.

"I've been working on this for about two months. I've put a lot of effort into it and I'm really hoping it will get some attention," said Adam, of Albert Street, Ryde.

It is not  the first time that media-savvy Adam has made headlines.

In 2008 he found himself in the news from Australia to the United States thanks to a dream about a mysterious girl.

The dream, and a crude felt pen sketch of the girl of his dreams, inspired Adam to create a website in the hope of finding her.

His search was unsuccessful, but he did end up being flown to the US for news interviews and featured in national newspapers and magazines.

"This is a bit of PR stunt really, but it's a chance for me to show people what I can do," said Adam.

Within minutes of posting pictures of himself with the billboard on social network site Twitter, they had been retweeted around the world thousands of times.

"The response was crazy. I haven't had any firm offers yet, but there's been a lot of support," said Adam.

Thousands of people have sent messages of support to Adam, including TV presenter Gail Porter, who tweeted him to say: "Nice billboard! X"

See his video appeal below:



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