UK man stands at metro station with placard, lands interview in 3 hours

A job seeker in London managed to get an interview within three hours by standing outside a metro station with placard showcasing his qualifications. In just three days after the interview he was appointed by the company.

A 24-year-old identified as Haider Malik, set up a pop-up stand at Canary Warf on November 2 and distributed copies of his CV to passerby, hoping to get a job in finance position.

Haider is a first class graduate in Banking & Finance from Middlesex University and had been seeking job since the begining of the pandemic last year.

He handed out all the copies of his CV within an hour of arriving at the London Tube station. He also arranged to put of a placard showcasing his qualification and that he is looking for an “entry level role” or “graduate scheme”.

“Approach for my CV, any advice [or] just to chat,” it added.

Later in an interview with local media, Haider said that he got a text message from the director of the department at about 9.30 am saying “come in for an interview at 10.30 am.”

It was after the interview when the job seeker checked his phone he realised that he has gone viral on social media.

Haider said that he got two interviews, one of which was on the same day that is Tuesday and second one was on Friday. By the evening of the second interview, he got a call from the company and recieved the message saying that they were happy by him and wanted him to join his company. Without wasting any time, he accepted the role they offered him.

According to the 24-year-old, he was inspired by his father Mehmood Malik, who moved to UK from Pakistan in hopes of finding a job during his teen years.

Haider also feels thankful to the kind stranger who helped him spread the word. A person named Emmanuel, posted a picture of the job-seeker online and it went viral within a very less time. The man actually came up to him and said, ‘I wish you well’.

Emmanuel had been intending to do something similar around two years ago but could’t find the courage for it, said the newly-employed-man . He was happy to see Haider put himself forward to do this and wanted to share his picture on LinkedIn.

“A lot can change in 14 days, I have accepted a role with the Canary Wharf Group plc, thank you to everyone that helped make this possible. Let’s all stay connected and grow together! Thank you Emmanuel Fajuyigbe for your share on day 1,” Haider wrote on LinkedIn.

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