When we posted about Paul Nawrocki wearing a sandwich board advertising himself for a job, many of you say that it would never work.
But such a tactic did work, at least for this guy:
An out-of-work banker who became a symbol of the looming financial crisis by trudging Manhattan streets wearing a sign advertising "MIT grad for hire" has landed on his feet - scoring a well-paying job at an accounting firm.
In a more hopeful sign of the times, Joshua Persky got rid of his sandwich board and demonstrated that creative people can bail themselves out without any help from the government. [...]
What sealed the deal for Joshua? Why, it's a blog:
"The publicity I got from the sandwich board encouraged me to set up a blog to document my experience," said Persky, 49.
A headhunter spotted the blog and brought it to Weiser's attention.
"Obviously, I had vigorous interviews, but I think it was [the blog] which sealed the deal," Persky said.