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  • An Interview Entrepreneur

    Posted by Carl from Chicago on December 13th, 2008 (All posts by )

    I was walking near work recently when I saw this guy with a sandwich board (it was a few weeks ago because he isn’t dressed like an Eskimo) and a sign reading “I will buy an interview” and his own web site www.buyaninterview.com. At the web site you can see that it is the same person in the photos – his name is Javier Pujals. From a review of his resume he has a varied business background, acting as a project manager, business analyst, and having set up his own firm at one point. He also says he has five kids, which probably accounts for his zeal and ability to face ridicule by standing on the street corner like this.

    As far as being a creative stunt, it is a good idea. This approach draws attention and if you had a marketing company you’d probably appreciate the “flair”.

    As far as the current job market goes, it is terrible. I was talking with a co-worker recently about the idea whether or not someone was a “flight risk” – then I interrupted and said, “where is he going to go to find a job?”

    Companies across the spectrum are cutting back. The financial sector is seeing layoffs at major banks and retail chains and restaurants are liquidating. A friend of mine said that there is hiring – “in medicine and education” – and I took a look at the Sunday paper and, true enough, most of the want ads seemed to be in those two sectors.

    I remember the economy in the early ’90s… it seemed terrible. You had to take what you could get in employment, even if the fit wasn’t right and / or the work was tedious or in a sector you didn’t like. We had the dot-com bust in the early 2000s but this business downturn seems far more severe.

    Best of luck to this guy…

    Cross posted at LITGM

     

    6 Responses to “An Interview Entrepreneur”

    1. Mrs. Davis Says:

      We had the dot-com bust in the early 2000s but this business downturn seems far more severe.

      So it would seem. Perhaps that is because the .com bust came after 8 glorious years of the longest expansion in human history. Or so I was told daily by the MSM. But this bust comes at the end of 8 years of unconstituional government by George Bushitler in which he has lead us into illegal wars and tortured innocents in Cuba and given tax breaks to the rich while shipping all our jobs to China so that we were left only with jobs fit for Mexicans. Or so we have been told and worse, relentlessly, by the MSM.

      We can make this recession a depression, or at least make it seem so. Because this is the one time when wishing will make it happen. But the MSM has been working very hard to get us there.

    2. Dan from Madison Says:

      As soon as I start seeing soup lines on the way to work, and video game companies stop putting up record numbers I will believe we are in a depression.

      As Sgt. Mom so eloquently put it, it is almost a sure bet that “things will be better” or “start turning around” on or around inauguration day – at least in the MSM.

      I am not saying times aren’t tough in certain industries, but depression…not by a long shot.

    3. Dan from Madison Says:

      D’oh! I meant Mrs. Davis in the previous comment – my threads are getting mixed up. My apologies.

    4. Jerry Says:

      This was interesting until I took a look at his resume. His last six years? Realtor…

    5. Obloodyhell Says:

      > I am not saying times aren’t tough in certain industries, but depression…not by a long shot.

      Oh, come on. After hearing all the doom and gloom in the press, aren’t you just a *little* depressed?

      :oP

    6. Obloodyhell Says:

      BTW — over on Carpe Diem there are three states which improved (i.e., reduced unemployment) from 10/2007 to 10/2008.

      Feel free to speculate on why in each case…