Literally sell yourself

<span style="font-size:14px;">They aren't lying when they say you can buy nearly anything on eBay; apparently, you can even buy employees. In 2011, 18-year-old Josh Butler, frustrated after applying for nearly 600 jobs without a breakthrough, took a drastic step to stand out from the crowd: auctioning himself on eBay for a starting bid of £16,000. Crazy or not, the ploy at least worked at attracting attention; Butler quickly received as many as three job offers after the stunt.</span>

( Photo courtesy of Huffington Post / August 8, 2012 )

They aren't lying when they say you can buy nearly anything on eBay; apparently, you can even buy employees. In 2011, 18-year-old Josh Butler, frustrated after applying for nearly 600 jobs without a breakthrough, took a drastic step to stand out from the crowd: auctioning himself on eBay for a starting bid of £16,000. Crazy or not, the ploy at least worked at attracting attention; Butler quickly received as many as three job offers after the stunt.

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