How Andrew read this blog…and got a job

Congrats to college graduate Andrew Cafourek for getting a job with Outrider. How’d he do it? by creating a professional looking site, being an excellent blogger, posting his resume, and learning how to use the tools to network with others –he demonstrated his web marketing prowess by doing it.

I’m always thrilled to see when the community connects, especially if it happens on my blog, and this is no exception. Andrew read my people on the move series, and connected with the folks at Outrider and received a job offer (read his post). He’s now packing his gear, moving to St Louis to start his new career, and life, straight out of college.

Jobs aren’t the only thing you should be thinking about, vendors should realize that where conversations are about their industry is there marketplace. In many cases I know the savvy buyers and savvy sellers are checking each other out in my comments, this is all encouraged as long as everyone is adding value to the conversation and not just taking.

Congrats to Andrew and the Outrider team for connecting!

18 Replies to “How Andrew read this blog…and got a job”

  1. What a great way to mentor people and to help get started in the field! This is an intangible – but it says something qualitative about blog commenting. I’ve seen comments per post ratios looked at as metrics, it is more about the quality of interactions in the comments and the (positive) impact on the blogger/commenter.

  2. Hey Jeremiah, I’ve been a bit busy the past few days so I’m a bit late commenting here but I just wanted to say thanks so much for sharing this story! I’ve gotten all sorts of awesome feedback and support from people and quite a few emails from folks who see this as major encouragement for them to enter the social media field.

    I’m glad I could help out (perhaps inspire?) a few people and hopefully this will help the overall development of community in the industry. Thanks again for providing a great place for people to connect and for spreading the word about the great people at Outrider and myself!

    Thanks!

    -Andrew

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