In an earlier post we profiled three candidates with creative job search strategies to market themselves to specific companies, and now that one of
In an earlier post we profiled three candidates with creative job search strategies to market themselves to specific companies, and now that one of them has been hired it is time to follow up!
In early August, James Meeks created Hiremeaccenture.com and Matthew Epstein launched his Googlepleasehire.me campaign. In the weeks since each site went live both have announced that they have received a strong amount of interest from potential employers, and in a recent blog post Epstein announced that he has been successfully hired!
According to his most recent blog post, Meeks has received a lot of interes from companies accross America and even from as far away as Australia. He has had a phone interview with Accenture and will be meeting with a recruiter from the company. While Meek’s campaign has not resulted in success just yet he has attracted a lot of attention to his candidacy, the most notable to date from MSNBC.com.
After a month-long saga that saw Epstein interview with Google, Microsoft, Amazon as well as some exciting start-ups, Epstein’s jobsearch finally came to an end. He started his new job with financial start-up SigFig on Tuesday. No, Google did not hire him, but he is excited about his new opportunity; one that he would not likely have been a candidate for before his campaign.
What did Matthew do right?
Epstein regularly updated his progress on his personal blog and engaged with his supporters on Twitter and through email. He recognized that the success of his campaign was due to the interest he had attracted from his followers, so he treated them well. He also shared interesting statistics about his campaign’s following. Taking these numbers from his blog, he clearly was successful in promoting himself across all relevant media:
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