The headline on today’s Wall Street Journal (“Jobless Rate Tops 8%, Highest in 26 Years”) might apply less to the supermarket industry than to the rest of the working world, but food retailers have faced a certain amount of downsizing nevertheless. Underperforming stores are closing, capital projects have been scaled back or put on hold, and administrative staffers have been laid off.
We spotted this resume (of sorts) taped to the wall in various parts of the exhibition floor. It’s a pretty direct appeal, and while it might seem a tad desperate, it’s nonetheless creative. Hey, it caught our attention.
I also admire his sense of cost-effectiveness. For the price of a few sheets of paper, he got maximum exposure before the right people, and a huge number of them to boot.
My colleague David and I ran into an executive recruiter during the show, who was roaming the aisles doing his thing. While the industry might be down, there’s still enough opportunity to draw out the likes of him. Let’s hope he saw the resume.