A father who wore a sign on the side of the highway to land a job has helped his teenage son follow on his footsteps to find work.
Craig Pollard, a Greyhound bus driver, has landed a string of jobs by standing on the side of the road over the last 10 years.
His son Joshua Pollard, 17, took his dad’s lead by wearing a cardboard sign along the roadside in the Gold Coast in search of work last Thursday.
‘My dad stood out on the side of the road with a sign like mine and it showed great responses.
‘He gave me the idea to do it as well,’ Joshua told Daily Mail Australia.
Joshua Pollard (pictured left), 17, wore a cardboard sign advertising his search for work around the Gold Coast last Thursday after his dad Craig Pollard (right) once did the same
Joshua spent three hours by Shipper Drive (pictured) and managed to land a job offer
The teenager took to Shipper Drive in Coomera between 6am and 9am with the help of his dad.
Joshua said the venture was ‘successful’ and led to him receiving job offers.
He managed to land work at a plastics engineering business and is now ‘doing a bit of everything’, he said.
‘My dad is proud… I would 100 per cent go out with the sign again,’ Joshua said.
Mr Pollard said he encouraged Joshua to try using a sign after the tactic led to him landing a few jobs.
‘I knew I had to stand out from the rest of the people applying for work and thought putting myself out in the public eye and showing how keen I was this would be a great way to achieve getting a job,’he told Daily Mail Australia.
‘I received positive feedback from doing it and got some good jobs.’
Mr Pollard said he was overjoyed Joshua was following in his footsteps.
‘Very proud of him doing this and getting out of his comfort zone and achieving his goal of get a full-time position,’ he explained.
Passersby shared Joshua’s picture to a community Facebook page where commenters helped the teenager secure his new job.
Joshua was inspired and helped by his father (pictured) who also used a sign to find work
One image showed Joshua sitting on a bench by the road with his ‘job wanted’ sign.
‘Hard worker, electro tech cert 2, keen 17-year-old,’ the sign read.
The owner of MPQ Plastics, Josh Mills, reached out to Joshua through the Facebook post.
‘These posts are good and worked as we just started looking for someone,’ Mr Mills wrote.
Mr Mills gave Joshua shifts at his manufacturing company and commended the teenager for his efforts.
‘Nobody wants to work anymore so to see Josh on the side of the road, looking for work, that was a good sign and that was the first sign we wanted to see,’ he told Nine News.
Joshua managed to land a new job at a plastics manufacturing company (pictured)