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Train station job search pays off for graduate.

THE man who stood at Cardiff Central train station for hours last week while handing out CVs desperate for a job has at finally had some good news.

Tom Tilley, 25, stood at the busy railway station with a sign asking commuters for a job.

It read: "Business Graduate. Seeking career opportunities. Please ask for CV. Diolch."

As we reported last week, ambitious Tom said he decided to go about getting a new job in a slightly different way after becoming frustrated having handed out endless CVs and filling in numerous job applications. And now the slightly unorthodox way of going about getting a job has paid off.

Tom, who is originally from Pencoed, Bridgend, said he was inspired by a friend who got a job in 2014 using a similar method.

Tom graduated from the University of Glamorgan in 2012 with a 2:1 in business management, before going travelling for two years.

Last Monday and Tuesday saw him spend hours at the capital's train station to see if trying something different would pay off.

He said lots of passers-by had given him encouraging messages like "good on you!" and "you deserve a job".

Tom said yesterday: "It was a bit quiet on Monday and then it went absolutely crazy. People were getting in contact on Twitter and stuff like that.

"I went back down to the station on Tuesday and gave a couple more CVs out. A lot of people were saying well done and people recognising me from the article on WalesOnline."

A week after he began his task, Tom was offered a job as a social media manager and online content writer at Smarta Constructions and Technology. The graduate, who now lives in Talbot Green, will start work at the Cardiff-based firm on Monday . Tom said: "They are a growing company which is good. I was looking to use my degree in a business sense."

Smarta director Mark Wray said he was impressed with the way Tom went about finding a job.

Mark said he was in the process of putting an advert out for a new role when he came across Tom's story, before getting in touch with him online.


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Publication:Western Mail (Cardiff, Wales)
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Date:Jun 15, 2016
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