After multiple failed attempts to land an interview (and hopefully a position of course) at revered Seattle SEO company SEOmoz, I decided to take matter into my own hands…
This is my out-of-the-box attempt to attract the attention of the recruiting team and hiring managers at SEOmoz. Guys, I was born to be a Mozzer. My entire career has been preparing me for this.
I’ve got the skills. I’ve got the tools. Now it’s time to get the job.
SEOmoz or BUST!
After some initial notice and a few bumps, I received a pleasant response from my 3rd application to an SEOmoz position – respectfully declined.
Okay SEOmoz, I get the message. I will hold off on the full-court press for now.
My goal was to showcase tenacity, creativity, personality and passion, all elements I consider key to an employee owning their role, being committed to excellence, transparency and focus. I’m pretty sure the team that Rand has built at SEOmoz has the same focus. Somehow I must not have communicated those things.
Hey, we win some, we lose some. I’m certainly not counting myself completely out in the long-run, although in the short run I still need to pay the bills and keep the lights on.
So thank you Mozzers, for giving me a look. I hope our paths will cross again soon.
Until then, Yours in TAGFEE,
To creatively provide some background on why I’ve created this site, I’ve put together a quick whiteboard animation, which can be seen below.
First of all, a big thank you to Justin for taking time out of a very busy day. It was an honor to sit down with a Mozzer and hear more about the great work being done at the mozPlex (and beyond). Justin, you’re tops in my book!
Secondly, it sounds like I’m not the only one pulling out all the stops to become a Mozzer. I shouldn’t be surprised of course, and am re-committed to being part of the team that is leading the market.
SEOmoz or BUST!
Today was a great day — made some progress and have an ‘informal meeting’ with SEOmoz Customer Acquisition Manager Justin Vanning.
I’m also working on a videoscribe I hope to post in the next day or so.
I am literally a block away from the mozPlex, having just delivered my resume, in the form of a large gift basket lovingly made by my wife. She’s going to have my hide when she finds out I didn’t get a picture of it — it was really beautiful. Hopefully I’ll get the job and that will be an acceptable consolation prize…
As I was delivering, however,I was almost caught — or sort of was actually. An inquisitive SEOmoz Office Manager (and hopefully future co-worker of Yours Truly) Hillari McCall noticed what was written on the tag of the gift basked and as I was heading for the hills (a.k.a. the elevator), she said, ‘Hey wait — is this from you?’
Not wanting to start off my very first in-person encounter with a Mozzer by telling a lie, I responded affirmatively and proceeded, let’s say briskly, into the elevator.
I’m fudging a little bit on this post because Yesterday was Sunday and I mostly took the day off from my pursuit of SEOmoz or Bust (yes I scanned TweetDeck more than a few times and did some casual googling, but no real concerted effort). So I’m combining yesterday and Today.
Today, now today was a very different story. Today I noticed (I have no idea how I missed it but it was a couple of days old) @Emmi0825 had tweeted about a Business Development Manager position open at SEOmoz! Needless to say, I was ecstatic. And my wife patiently reminded me that she had sent it to me two days ago!
Gentlemen, trust your wives. They are really our everything.
I am now in the throes of planning my resume submission. SEOmoz is notoriously selective about their hires — I’ve submitted resumes for two jobs I thought I was well-qualified for without an interview and I’m damn good if I do say so myself — so I plan on finding a unique, borderline sensational way to submit for this one.
HERE WE GO!