A while ago Alec Brownstein was looking for a job in the advertising industry. He bought a bunch of adwords to appear next to the names of executives in companies he wanted to work for, and waited for them to google their names. Cool thinking that got him a job.
something similar happened with ThoughtWorks this week. On the ThoughtWorks facebook page a little ad appeared, “Dear ThoughtWorks, My name is Scott and I want to work with you”.
Clicking on the link opened a microsite dedicated to why ThoughtWorks should employ Scott Robinson. ThoughtWorkers soon picked up on this and twitter came alive with #dearscott and then this and this. He’ll still go through the intense recruitment process, but another great example for using Social Media to promote yourself and get a job.