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Experienced MIT Alumni Goes to Job Hunting Extremes


It's a numbing employment situation when each week a different investment bank reduces their workforce by 10 percent. While some workers who have made their names and fortunes in finance are having trouble keeping their heads up in the down market, experienced banker and MIT degree holder Joshua Persky hasn't let a discouraging reality get under his skin.

An unproductive six-month job search triggered a more creative mindset that led to Persky standing on Wall Street wearing a sandwich board while handing out résumés. His board advertised he's an "Experience MIT Grad For Hire," and although he's caught the attention of the press worldwide he's still jobless. If he doesn't find a job within a month, he'll go start a new life in his wife's hometown of Omaha, where she and their children went last week.

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