You know things are bad when people have to take out billboard ads, at €2,000 for a two-week slot, in the hope of finding a job. Today's papers report on the plight of one Feilim Mac An Iomaire (I think I got that right - "joblesspaddy" is probably a bit catchier alright) from Connemara, who has done just that.
The marketing graduate hit on the idea after reading that experienced recruitment agents reviewed CVs in only eight seconds.
Not much time to make an impression, eh?
By contrast, the above-the-line jobseeker is giving his advert until the 1st of July to make a positive impression on a potential employer.