8 of the Weirdest Ways People Have Gotten Hired

7. By listing yourself on eBay

You can buy pretty much anything on eBay these days, and apparently that even includes young, hardworking employees.

Josh Butler, an 18-year-old from the UK, was getting increasingly frustrated after sending out 600 resumes and not even being invited for a single interview.

He’d recently finished his A-Levels, with good results, but financial reasons prevented him from going to university. He was trying to find himself a role with a good chance of future progression, but everyone he applied to was only hiring university graduates.

So, he listed himself on eBay, with a starting bid of £16,000. Along with a healthy dose of bogus bids, Butler got a chance to interview with top retailer John Lewis, and some local call centers, too.


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