Friday Finds: Weekend reading


Jobless grad sues college for 70G tuition

New York Post – “[A] Monroe College grad wants the $70,000 she spent on tuition because she hasn’t found gainful employment since earning her bachelor’s degree in April, according to a suit filed in Bronx Supreme Court on July 24. The 27-year-old alleges the business-oriented Bronx school hasn’t lived up to its end of the bargain, and has not done enough to find her a job.”

Advice from the entitled: How to get a job after graduation

Maclean’s OnCampus – A sarcastic satire following the story above. “Ten surefire ways to make sure you’ll be in your parents’ basement for a very, very long time. The following list was inspired by Trina Thompson; the 27-year-old, lawsuit-happy, unemployed Monroe College grad. My OnCampus colleague, Jeff Rybak, discusses the issue here, aptly noting that there is much more to this story than a punch line. But alas, for me, the punch line is just too good to resist.”


Radio resumés begin airing on LA radio station – “A Los Angeles radio station is offering free air time to job seekers who get 30 seconds for their elevator pitch and a link to their resume online. Each of five different ‘radio resumes,’ as they’re called, airs on KHHT-FM, a Clear Channel property that is among the top stations in LA. The resumes rotate through the 63 weekly spots covering all day parts, including the pricey and desirable drive times in the morning and evening.”

How to work for a jerk: 4 tips

Mind Your Decisions – “At my first job, I thought I could just ignore the jerk boss, or perhaps escape him by finding a better job. No such luck. At each new job, I would meet another jerk boss. Some time ago, while I was still a student at Stanford, I changed my attitude. I simply accepted that jerk bosses existed and probably would continue to exist. Rather than fighting them, it would be better to find strategies to work with them.”

About the author

Cassandra Jowett is TalentEgg's Content Manager. She joined the team as a student intern in the summer of 2008, and since then her heart has never really left the Egg Carton. Cassandra is a recent graduate of the Ryerson University School of Journalism, where she earned a Bachelor of Journalism with a focus in writing and editing for newspapers. She has also written and edited for The Globe and Mail, The National Post, t.o.night newspaper and other publications.