Tag Archives: spam

Unemployed man’s best spammer friend returns

Something was missing in my life. My days felt a little darker, my nights a little lonelier. There was an emptiness in my stomach, in my soul, in my bank account, that no amount of cookies or Maury reruns could fill. I perused the job boards looking for solace, but none was to be found. […]

How job sites annoy me… let me count the ways

Job sites annoy me. It admittedly doesn’t take much, given my current unemployed state. I’ve yet to encounter one that provides the ideal job search experience, if something so oxymoronic even exists. Every job site, from the all-encompassing (Monster, HotJobs), to the industry-specific (American Marketing Association, Media Bistro), to the company-specific (Joe’s Burritos and Plumbing […]

Don’t let desperation cloud your judgment

[Ben continues to fight the good fight, looking for work wherever he might find it. He fell a little short of the promised land in his last post. This time, well, he’s even further away and feeling a little desperate.] Ben Breier, 23, was a reporter and web producer for the New York Observer’s Politicker.com, […]

What I put up with for you… tales of an unemployed webmaster

When starting Jobless and Less, I didn’t anticipate the sheer volume of crap that would come my way. Never mind the overwhelming crappiness of that crap. It’s an awesome spectacle… truly a sight to behold. Visualize my site as a friendly little spaceship floating along in the deep, dark reaches of Internet space, looking for […]

My spam is better than your spam

Mmm, mmm, gross. Because my resume is posted everywhere, job sites, recruiters and job search companies spam the crap out of me. Some emails are intended to be helpful – 10 tips to improve your resume, 8 ways to turbo-charge your job search, 6 reasons not to drink whatever you find under the sink and […]