Nope. Alfred Ajani’s presence at Waterloo station yesterday morning was in fact to get a job. No singing was involved.
Right… a job’s worth?
Actually, 22-year-old Ajani has a 2:1 degree in Marketing from Coventry University. After applying for over 300 positions in marketing since he finished in May, he resorted to rather drastic measures to get his CV noticed. “I realised there are thousands of students out there using the same old methods of applying for jobs online and through recruitment agencies and so I thought I’d try something different,” said Ajani.
Ajani, who lives nearby the station, stood at the entrance with a sign that read: ‘Marketing graduate (BA Hons 2:1 Coventry Uni) Ask for CV.’
Bet the commuters were too busy to notice.
It took a surprisingly short amount of time for Ajani to get some response: “At first people just looked at me but after about 10 minutes people started stopping and talking. They said they’d never seen anything like it before and were really impressed.” One man even bought him a cup of tea. Ajani added that a woman who worked in advertising had taken away a CV, while another guy had ran off a train “and said he’d walked past but had started thinking and might have something for me”.
Are congratulations in order?
Ajani said that he had had some phone calls and had an interview lined up for yesterday afternoon, but we’re yet to hear whether he sealed the deal. He has also racked up messages of support and luck on Twitter, many commending his modern approach.
Any other experience?
Ajani worked as a waiter during his studies at Coventry and has interned in the music industry.