Tag Archives: job interview

Dressing for a job interview in a bathroom stall

I’ve been looking for full-time work for about two years. My resume is up to date, and can be tweaked at a moment’s notice. My answers to commonly asked questions sit on the tip of my tongue. And my sincere smile and confident demeanor can be summoned like a spell. This job seeker is ready […]

I’m an unemployed lumberjack, and I’m okay

I don’t wish I were a woman. Being a manly, guy-type creature of the male species works for me. It’s nice to have a built-in excuse for my noises, smells and propensity to stop channel surfing on any sports-related event. (I actually just watched a replay of an all-star high school football game while eating […]

A good interview doesn’t always lead to a job

[Ben’s job search goes on, as much as he’d like it to end. The last time we heard from our hero, he was enduring new and exciting forms of rejection (nay, torture) at the hands of his HR nemeses. This time he fights back, a little.] Ben Breier, 23, was a reporter and web producer […]

Another note to HR… what part of ‘be nice to the unemployed’ did you not understand?

[Welcome to Ben’s second guest post. You may remember this talented yet unemployed media professional from his previous exploits in the job market. This article highlights some of his more recent experiences.] Ben Breier, 23, was a reporter and web producer for the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, a political news network that suffered massive cutbacks […]

Note to HR… be nice to the unemployed

[Welcome to my first guest post… pretty damn exciting. Ben is a talented and unemployed media professional looking for work in this difficult market. His article highlights some of his recent experiences, good and bad.] Ben Breier, 23, was a reporter and web producer for the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, a political news network that […]

Short job interview, long train ride

I had today what might be the shortest job interview ever. Final determination from the free cialis coupon Guinness World Record people is still pending; the Sarah Palin vetting committee may still have me beat. To give you a better sense of time elapsed, here are some things I did today that took longer… Cleaned up cat barf. […]