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Google, please hire me

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12:15 PM | 18 August 2014
by Jim Compton-hall
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Attach something fluffy to your face, create a cheesy video and invite the internet to laugh along with you. These are three simple steps that can get you a job interview with Google and almost one hundred others. Or at least they did the trick for Matthew Epstein, a marketer from America.

After creating this video and the website googlepleasehire.me, Matthew was inundated with media requests and job interviews. He was offered 80 job interviews from incredible companies including Google, Amazon and Microsoft. And while in the end he didn't get the job at Google ("perhaps they were jealous of [his] silky nose caterpillar"), he did accept a position at an exciting tech start-up called SigFig.

There were plenty of people who didn't like the video, and perhaps for good reason, but who cares? Matthew got the last laugh with his burst of popularity, intense press attention, interviews with Google and job offers.

The most valuable lesson here is that if you can market yourself so well, companies will be lining up to offer you marketing jobs.

Matthew also provided the following fantastic advice on job applications. You can read about each of these in more detail on his website.

  • Be you and do what you do best.
  • Know your audience.
  • Don't depend on your job to build your portfolio.
  • Always remember your resume is read by people, not machines.
  • Getting the employers attention is only half the battle.
  • Believe in yourself and your abilities.

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