How To Play: A Jobseekers Experience (Guest Post)

Being unemployed has meant that I have willingly undertaken a number of new hobbies, namely watching the Olympics and baiting cold callers (recently I spent 20 minutes convincing “Steve Smith” based in “Telford”, though I’m guessing Telford is now a town in India, that my Gas was supplied by British Telecom. He refused to believe…

Job-Seeking: Trying to find a specific needle in a pile of needles.

Recently I read an article which described an American Masters-degree holding jobseeker who, in order to grasp what his competition looked like, put a fake job listing on craigslist. Within 24 hours he had received over 600 applications. The people he was expecting for his run of the mill job were graduates, high schoolers, etc….