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Pushing to get to the top? Do it - literally. Alex Kearns, an unemployed graduate of Swansea University, England, had no luck in his job search. After sending out scores of resumes and receiving no response, Alex decided to make sure his credentials got past the gatekeepers by unfurling a giant version of it in Trafalgar Square, London.
The sculptor Antony Gormley's One & Other Project allowed winning applicants an hour to stand on the forth plinth in the square.
Instead of using it to promote an ethical or global cause, Alex took a novel approach in using that valuable time to drum up interest in his resume.
After the stunt, a manager at the International Business Development Group rapidly contacted Alex, where he now works selling consultancy services to companies in the UK and abroad.