Forget emailing resumes – if you want to compete in today’s tough job market, you’ve got to be willing to sacrifice a little dignity. Or in Joshua Persky’s case, a lot of dignity: The unemployed financial engineer is trying to land a job by standing on Park Avenue wearing a big sign reading “Experienced MIT Graduate for Hire.” Wait – it gets more depressing; Persky needs a job fast so he can afford an apartment when his wife and five children move away to Nebraska next week. Maybe there's room on the sign to add "Roommate Available"?
Desperate Banker Takes Job Hunt to the Streets
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