What the hell, right? Okay, so you’re reading a blog. Whoopadeedoda! What’s the big deal – just words on a screen, right? I don’t know who’s reading this. I don’t know where it’s going to wind up. I make no money off of this. Seriously, that’s weird to me. The whole “if a tree falls in the forest, does anyone give a crap besides the squirrel it flattened?” has some sense of relevance here.
I got an e-mail on Monday. Nice person named Jackie Noblett asking a question (btw, I’m about to gleefully quote a journalist without their permission):
I just found your blog and saw it had a lot of interesting tips on how to use Web 2.0 in your job search. I am a reporter from the Boston Business Journal, and I was wondering if you would be willing to speak with me about how you are using your blog to attract talent to ZoomInfo.
The article came out today – here’s the link.
So here’s the lesson: build your brand online. Get random e-mails from cool journalists. Win prizes (ie, job offers…). Be a participant in the wholesale slaughter of the English language (see: “leet” “tweet” and “mismeeet”). Be able to say “people know me”, and actually mean it.
You stay classy… planet earth.