Dad of two James Pemblington, 33, from Annesley, Nottingham found himself redundant due to the coronavirus so decided to take drastic action after he applied for around 100 jobs and had 2 interviews with no luck.
The unemployed father created a giant CV and plastered it on the back doors of a lorry.
He had previously worked as a technical projects and events manager at Alton Towers but, along with a large majority of the country, was furloughed in March and later made redundant in June.
However his luck changed when he won a competition to have his CV displayed on the lorry and a boss from a COVID testing centre spotted it while sitting in traffic and offered him a job.
Mr Pemblington was made redundant from Alton Towers due to cost cutting measures related to the pandemic.
He said “I was gutted to be leaving Alton Towers – that was my dream job – but I am a positive person and look on the bright side of things. I had applied in total to about 100 jobs. It was just rejection emails or nothing at all. I had two interviews where I got down to the last 13, but though the companies said my CV was great, the person they employed had been in the industry longer. I needed to do something different and creative to show my personality and get the attention of the recruiting manager.”
Although Mr Pemblington was pro-active in trying to find work, which included putting his CV on chocolate brownies as a QR code and sending it to companies, he still didn’t have any luck until he won the competition.
After seeing advertisment for the competition he decided to enter and was astounded when he was called to say he had won it.
His CV was created by a company run by former Dragon’s Den entrepreneur Ed Hollands and it started it’s journey around the country. It took just 48 hours for Mr Pemblington to be offered the job at the testing centre.
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