Archive for the ‘job search’ Category

Somebody Find Me A Job

Posted: October 19, 2011 by Keith Stone in dinero, job search

Are you fresh out of college and struggling with your life? Do you come home from your 12 hour-a-day job to unwind with a bread sandwich and expired Trader Joe’s wine? Are student loan bills getting higher than your self-esteem? Welcome to the club! It looks like our generation may have the bleakest future of any in the past 80 years. New York Magazine took a peak at the problem in this article. It’s a interesting read, but sometimes it’s good to know that you’re not alone.

Trivia Time: Sexy Jobs Edition

Posted: June 29, 2011 by Keith Stone in job search, trivia

I was reading an article on when I saw a list of the sexiest jobs in the country. What would be #1? Professional cheerleader? Car wash attendant? Blogger? Turns out it was actually the most sexist jobs by salary discrepancy. Not as fun but it makes for good trivia. That brings us to our Question of the Week. Get it right and I won’t sue you for sexual harassment. The answer, as always, is after the jump.

According to Forbes, what is the most sexist occupation in the United States? (and a hint: it is not flight attendant)


Does Anyone Actually Use LinkedIn?

Posted: May 27, 2011 by Keith Stone in computers, job search, LinkedIn

LinkedIn’s IPO created quite a ruckus last week. It sold 7.84 million shares for $45 a pop. These shares were then trading later in the day for up to $122. There’s only one problem: LinkedIn might be the most useless site on the face of the Earth. I’m sure some people have used it as a way to attract headhunters or network their way to a job, but I don’t know any of them and it sure isn’t me. When I was in college, I was told that it was vital in this job market. Bullshit.

Every couple of weeks I get an E-mail saying that somebody wants to connect on LinkedIn. I click OK and then nothing happens until I get another E-mail from another person that I barely know. I get that LinkedIn is supposed to be a more professional version of Facebook, but how is it better than just actually sending somebody a message on Facebook? If my friend says I should talk to Joe Blow about a job, I’ll send him an E-mail. We don’t need separate social network for personal use, jobs, sports, movies, music.

That’s why I don’t get why the stock is so high and I’m a little worried. I feel like the people who are making these financial decisions aren’t actually plugged into the real world. They may read an article about LinkedIn or Zynga or Groupon and how it’s so great. And yes, there may be people out there that may use LinkedIn on a daily basis. I just don’t see how that makes it a billion-dollar company. It makes money from tiny ads on the side and subscriptions but how much can this actually bring in? LinkedIn made a profit of barely over $1 million last year. Will the cash infusion from the IPO create a way to better monetize the site? I don’t think so! Maybe LinkedIn can become the go-to job search site, but there’s already and Career Builder. Let’s all hope and pray that this isn’t the beginning of another tech bubble and investors will be wiser in the future. For now, kids I went to sixth grade with can stop connecting with me.

Daily Finance

>Landry Fields: Modell’s Employee

Posted: February 10, 2011 by Keith Stone in job search, Knicks, Landry Fields


Landry Fields already has a Rookie of the Year resume. But the other day, he took time off to work undercover at a Modell’s in Westchester. Not only does he look like me, but the kid is hilarious. He even makes a Patrick Ewing reference and does a mean Amar’e impression. This pushes him over the top for me. Sorry Blake. Check it out.

>Best Job Ever

Posted: February 9, 2011 by Keith Stone in job search, ridiculous


Now this is the job for me. Playing a corpse on Law & Order! I already sit on my ass for hours on end everyday. What’s the difference whether I’m watching reruns of Entourage or covered in fake blood and hanging out with Ice-T and Mariska Hargitay? It might be hard to keep from breathing, but I figure I can watch some old Colts game and take some notes on how Jim Caldwell does it.

Wall St. Journal