In an effort to make his credentials stand out from other job-seekers in France, Laurent Lebret plastered himself on a billboard outside the town of Antibes on the French Riviera.
The 41-year-old had been out of work for six months so he decided to do something a little bit out of the ordinary. The billboard featured a photo of Lebret wearing a suit and a Christmas hat alongside the caption, “For Christmas, I just want a job.”
Holiday resort firm Azureva offered Lebret a position as an operations manager, apparently impressed that he is trilingual and had experience working in tourism, leisure and the restaurant industry.
Other unemployed workers may want to try a similar strategy because Lebret was apparently bombarded with numerous calls and messages about various positions.