News media coverage of the soft job market has been extensive. Now, the extraordinary
efforts of an alumnus to find a job -- which include giving away a cruise to the person
who hires him -- are getting coverage as well.
North Country native John D. Byrne '02, who completed a government degree at St. Lawrence
and an MBA from Clarkson all in three years, hasn't been able to find a suitable job
where he wants to live, in northern New York State. So he's created a Web site,
JobsForJohn.com, that not only
touts his experience and skills, but also offers a free cruise or $500 to the person who
recruits and hires him.
The site is an example of the lengths that even qualified and talented -- not to mention
ambitious -- job-seekers are willing to go to, and the news media has taken notice. Byrne
and the site were mentioned in a May 26 story in The New York Times, about dim
job prospects, and he is scheduled to make an appearance on CBS' "The Early Show" as well.
At St. Lawrence, Byrne was a campus tour guide for admissions, as well as an assistant in
Instructional Technology. He was also active as an organizer of the SLU Democrats group, and
has been active in the state Democratic party as well.
Posted: May 29, 2003