Essex

Jobless graduate who gave CVs on trains is offered job

  • 12 July 2013
  • From the section Essex
Luisa Downey holds her campaign leaflet
Image caption Luisa Downey launched her campaign to find work two weeks ago

An unemployed graduate who was handing out her CV to commuters in Essex has been offered a job.

Luisa Downey, from Colchester, has been boarding London-bound trains at her local station and travelling to surrounding towns to target passengers.

The 23-year-old left Essex University in 2011 with a 2:1 degree but has been unable to find suitable work.

Caroline Seear, who runs a recruitment firm, said she wanted to hire Miss Downey.

Making the offer live on BBC Essex, Ms Seear, of the firm Red Recruit, said Miss Downey had done a "fantastic thing" in handing out her CV.

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"I was so impressed. It is the sort of thing I would be doing if I was out of work," said Ms Seear, managing director at the firm's office in Maldon.

"She is the sort of person I am looking for."

Miss Downey, who was looking for advertising and public relations work, was told Red Recruit needed somebody to fulfil that role with them.

"This is more than I ever thought would happen," said Miss Downey.

Miss Downey and Ms Seear are now expected to meet to discuss the job role in more detail.

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