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Man starts own business after getting 2,000

A man has been forced to start his own firm after he was rejected from nearly 2,000 jobs in a year.

A man has been forced to start his own firm after he was rejected from nearly 2,000 jobs in a year.

Customer relations adviser Richard Shakespeare, 27, was made redundant from internet bank Egg in 2009.

He spent the next 12 months applying for 1,923 jobs to any employer within commuting distance of his home.

Using a spreadsheet to keep track of his applications, he applied for about six jobs a day, spent £1,000 on stamps and attended hundreds of interviews.

Richard, a cerebral palsy sufferer from Derby, has now become a consultant advising firms on disability issues.

He said: "Interviewers would not know how to treat someone who's disabled. It struck me that there must be hundreds of businesses that would benefit from speaking to someone with a real-life perspective on the matter."

This article is taken from the Mirror website.