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Man Uses Google Ads to Get a Job


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Alec Brownstein, a writer, needed a job. So he chose the names five NYC advertising directors that he'd like to work for. Then he bought an advertisement in Google that would be displayed when each person searched for his own name. So when they Googled themselves, they saw an ad from Brownstein asking for a job. He got two job offers. The cost was just $6.

Link via Urlesque

UPDATE: Google ads, not search results. I misunderstood and have corrected the post.

Cool!

And now, sadly, rather than being inspired to do something similarly creative on their own, thousands of people will copy that exact idea over and over until it becomes trite, annoying, uncool, and counter-productive.
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Um, yeah. This seems like advertising for advertising, and it centers on one advertiser. Those guys that are always calling me and telling me I need to advertise.
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Google will sell anything. They won't put up a nice American flag for the 4th of July, but, man, they will sell you anything they can possibly think of. They sell search results? Incredible.
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Equally successful in getting a job at company you want (especially small to mid size companies) is to search Facebook for employees who work there. Then look through each employee for a mutual connection; employee knows your friend Joe. Connect and get interview.

This got me a job within a week's time. Of course being savvy on the net does not mean your savvy during your interview.
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Hahaha! This is great. I actually did the exact same thing but with targeted Facebook ads. Worked like a charm!

Now, all I do is recommend that people looking for work use social media and whatnot. Way faster and significantly more fun!
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