Grad Uses Facebook Ads to Search for a Magazine Job
Thomas Pardee, who graduated from Columbia College Chicago this December with a degree in journalism (one of the toughest fields to get hired in right now), took a rather odd piece of advice from 'One Day, One Job' blog -- advertise on Facebook. Pardee created a targeted ad, with his image and a message specifically tailored to Condé Nast employees:
"I belong at Condé Nast. No really, I do. I'm Thomas, and I'm not your average J-school graduate. Here's why I'd be a great addition to your magazine's team."
Clicking the link then leads to his LinkedIn page.
So far the ads haven't landed Pardee a job, but they've only been running for about a week. The ads have cost Pardee only $52 so far, and while we're skeptical that they'll land him a job at Condé Nast we're pretty sure the media attention will secure him a spot somewhere. [From: The Big Money]