Someone Hire This Man (Specifically Looking For A Gig In Asset Valuation Management But Will Take What He Can Get)

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Perhaps you've already seen him walking up and down Park these last couple days and are well aware of his plight, but Joshua Persky, the guy wearing a sandwich board proclaiming his education and current career goals ("experienced MIT grad for hire"), needs a job. The non-practicing investment banker, most recently with Houlihan Lokey, has been out of work for the last six months and, not having had any success with head hunters or calling in favors with friends, will be passing out resumes to random midtown passersby during lunch hour all this week.
We spoke with Persky briefly just now and while he did not offer up any references who could speak to the quality of his work (fishy), he did give us his job history (2 years at Houlihan Lokey, 2 years in commercial banking at Fortis Capital, 4 years in business development for a satellite network communications company, a decade or so doing technical writing, a year on the AMEX floor as an assistant options trader), a number (917-650-8700) and e-mail (joshuapersky@hotmail.com) where you, potential job-giver, can reach him. Perhaps it's the fact that a grown man is being reduced to working the streets, or that he has a wife and FIVE children to support (who are moving back to her hometown of Nebraska when their lease runs out this month), but this is just depressing the hell out of us, even worse than Sad Kermit (SFW, unless your employer has a problem with a Muppet shooting heroin or blowing Rowlf for money, in which case, quit).

Unemployed Banker Wears 'MIT Graduate for Hire' Sign [WNBC]
Out-of-Work Banker Employs Unusual Job Search Strategy [NYS]

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