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In the New York Post: BETTER SIGN OF TIMES mit_grad_for_hire

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.

Persky was hired as a senior manager for Weiser as of last week, just about a year after he was laid off by the investment bank Houlihan Lokey and some six months after he started handing out his résumé to passers-by on Park Avenue.

“I liked his resume. He had great business sense, great experience and great references,” Elliot Ogulnick, his new boss at the Manhattan firm Weiser LLP, said yesterday. As for his unique brand of self-promotion, Ogulnick said, “I must admit, it was very innovative.”

The article says he also has a blog, which I couldn’t find. Anyway, I think he’s done great. He got his resume on the front page of newspapers for free and he made world wide coverage. He is one of the best representations of  ‘you can do whatever you set your mind to’.

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