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For $25,000, he's yours

Pete Condon's resume listed a bachelor's degree in finance and a solid grade-point average. But after mailing about 200 of them without landing a job that suited him, he realized his resumes weren't reaching the right people.

So instead of chasing employers, he decided to persuade employers to chase him. He enlarged his resume, placed it on a sandwich sign and advertised himself to motorists during rush hour. He also held a sign reading: "I Will Work for $25,000 a Year."

The response has been overwhelming, he said Wednesday.

"I'm quite satisfied," said Condon, who has been working as a valet parking cars. "I'd say most definitely I will get a job from this."

Condon said he received 15 calls on his answering machine one day after he advertised himself in downtown Atlanta.

Condon said he hasn't been able to find a decent-paying job in his field since he graduated in 1989 from the University of Georgia with a 3.5 grade-point average.

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