Will Google Hire Matt Epstein? Would You?

Matt Epstein really wants a job at Google. Really.

He wants to work for the company so much he’s launched a silly, almost ridiculous “Hire M.E.” campaign in which a phony mustache plays a supporting role.

A self-described product marketer and digital strategist, Epstein’s got a video, a website with the pleading address GooglePleaseHire.me, a presence on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube, and all sorts of publicity.

And now he has at least a foot in the door with Google recruiting. He tweeted to his 2,177 followers this morning that he had a first conversation with a Google recruiter: “Call w Google went smashingly! Contacting me back EOD. The irony? Microsoft unexpectedly called me 5 min before that call.”

It’s all pretty impressive for a guy whose “About me” page opens with a huge picture of him in boxers, seated in flowery wingback chair with the headline:

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Armed only with a mustache and online marketing savvy, one man has set forth on an epic quest to land a job at Google. Follow me and join my journey.

Follow him on Twitter or on his blog and see what happens.

Would you hire Matt Epstein?Incidentally, Epstein does have marketing creds. And silly as it may be, the campaign is working. So would you give him a shot at a job? Vote in our poll. It’s just for fun, but you can see what you and your colleagues would do.

John Zappe is the editor of TLNT.com and a contributing editor of ERE.net. John was a newspaper reporter and editor until his geek gene lead him to launch his first website in 1994. He developed and managed online newspaper employment sites and sold advertising services to recruiters and employers. Before joining ERE Media in 2006, John was a senior consultant and analyst with Advanced Interactive Media and previously was Vice President of Digital Media for the Los Angeles Newspaper Group.

Besides writing for ERE, John consults with staffing firms and employment agencies, providing content and managing their social media programs. He also works with organizations and businesses to assist with audience development and marketing. In his spare time  he can be found hiking in the California mountains or competing in canine agility and obedience competitions.

You can contact him here.

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2 Comments on “Will Google Hire Matt Epstein? Would You?

  1. Yeah. Google should hire Matt Epstein…before he makes another Video Resume…begging to be hired by Google…from his rented Tiger Skin rug with the addition of a fake goatee to match his lip fur.

    This video resume was inspired by a similar example used in the movie Legally Blonde. The problem with this “PR approach” to applying for a job, or getting into a select college, is that it motivates copycat efforts that will redefine the concept of a bad idea. Recruiters, the smart ones, who soon resist wasting their time with novelty entertainment.

    Hire Matt Epstein…”Forgetaboutit”.

  2. REVISED COMMENT…

    Yeah. Google should hire Matt Epstein…before he makes another Video Resume…begging to be hired by Google…from his rented Tiger Skin rug with the addition of a fake goatee to match his lip fur.

    This video resume was inspired by a similar example used in the movie Legally Blonde. The problem with this “PR approach” to applying for a job, or getting into a select college, is that it motivates copycat efforts that will redefine the concept of a bad idea.

    Recruiters, the smart ones, will soon resist wasting their time with novelty entertainment.

    Hire Matt Epstein…”Forgetaboutit”.

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