The sort of person unlikely to excite me is this person reported in the Daily Mail.
As a potential employer there are a number of issues I have with “Mark” in the news article, where he does himself no favours. Firstly, qualifications increasingly are worth less than they were in former days, against experience, skills and intelligence, at least to people like me.
Obvious mentalist error is to create a negative affirmation “completely unemployable”, as that pattern hits the mind of the user and the potential employer as a self affirming prophecy.
Getting himself in the newspaper is good, but what about the image he wants to present? He failed to think about that, and his photo speaks for itself.
Being qualified does not make a thinker, in some ways the modern education system does the reverse. I would not employ this individual in my opinion because he is not showing creativity, intelligence or practical wisdom in finding a job; three critical things I would look for as an employer. The basic advice of career advisors is to shove everything onto a resume and send it out en mass to hundreds of potential employers in the off-chance they catch interest; this is a dumb-ass approach.
Employers have specific needs in mind, a pattern of certain skills and experience for a position, they get thousands of resumes, and move fast to filter out anything that won’t match the pattern. “Mark” had he had the sense should be targeting his resume to the needs of the employer, which is to work out what is needed for the job and leaving out, highlighting and adapting his resume to fit the required pattern. I am one of those who dislike approaches from anyone who has failed to do their homework on what I need.
Seeking employment is no different to me marketing my business products or services to a potential customer, I never go in blind, I do my research, then I tailor my sales pitch to addressing the needs of the customer; I also have a brand, a specific image I convey at all times as part of the marketing.
Sadly for “Mark” at 52 years of age, he has a lot to learn about marketing himself.