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How Jobless Paddy landed a job with this billboard

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13:30 PM | 10 September 2014

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After spending nine months looking for work in Ireland, Féilim Mac an Iomaire made a tremendous gamble. Luckily it paid off tremendously. 

Féilim spent his life savings, €2000 (£1770), on a billboard in Dublin that asked companies to save him from emigration. The story gained him global press attention and within days he was attending job interviews. Just three weeks after the billboard went up, Paddy Power offered Féilim a job as Communications Executive. But there were plenty of other companies after him too.

At a time when many young people were being forced to emigrate out of Ireland in order to find work, Féilim's topical billboard struck a cord with many of the people who saw it. It's not surprising how successful it was. 


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