Sun, 05 Jan 2003 03:39:40 GMT

Unemployment. “This is getting ridiculous!” complained one veteran programmer on USENET a bit over two years ago… after being out of the workforce for a while, he was having trouble getting back in the door. While there's no way to put yourself in his prospective employers shoes and make a real judgement, it looks like he had the chops. Wonder how he's doing today…general conditions don't seem good, and I know several people with the same problem. The longer a period of unemployment goes, the worse your resume looks, and the harder it is to get a job. How do you break the cycle (from either a policy or a jobseeker standpoint)? [MetaFilter]