Who would ever actually say something a long the lines of
“Matthew brought a combination of vision, strategy and execution that can rarely be found in one individual. His brand development and messaging at launch resulted in demand that exceeded expectations…an ideal talent for the product marketing executive that is looking for the next rockstar to add to their growing team.”
I mean "his brand development..." really?
That is so written to sound serious not to actually sound like something other people would say about Matthew.
I would much rather trust stuff like:
"Matthew is one of those guys who get it. He is fun to work with and very knowledgable and have a good track record of successes"
Unfortunately, when I suggested those things at a recent alumni meeting, the response was less than positive.
This kind of online resume gets past all that kind of stuff. I see real value in being able to cleanly present this kind of high-level skillset info to employers PRE-interview.
Here it is. How am I doing?
Your skill profile incorporates two of my favorite things: P&P RPGs and employment.
I could feel my toes curling at certain points. Funny, but not perhaps what was intended...
Also, one thing I wonder about these reverse applications: you're screwed when it comes time to negotiate your package, aren't you?
But the concept and so the site are just funny. Hahaha.
I invested over $3,000 of my own capital to create a
marketing campaign that would get you to notice me.
I haven’t been that desperate to get someone to notice
me since my first highschool crush.
But, hell, marketing is a so different universe that this could really work.
On a serious note, it concerns me slightly that over the entire website the moustache is mentioned more than any credible reason why Google would actually want to hire him.
Equally, on his resume - his top ranking skill is 'Using Microsoft Office' - when compared to his other attributes ranking, I would say that's slightly worrying. i.e. You rate yourself more of a master of Microsoft Office, than you are of digital marketing skills.
Finally, this seemed to be released on the 29th of July, and only has 506 views - currently, it seems to be failing slightly on a digital marketing front. (Although this may change now with a top of hacker news / inevitable post on Techcrunch, effect)
It's an interesting concept - Pandora for books. I spent some time looking at it as a potential complementary technology for a reader app I worked on a few years ago.
Fairly rudimentary algorithm at that time, but it's conceptually interesting and worth burning a couple of cycles watching the intro video.
This guy's app is clearly way better than mine was :)
Still, I wish him the best of luck.
The idea is that the data is open and not in control of a job portal. There can be some security measures to keep the data safe and stop the spammers.
Not sure if something like that is already there.
That speaks volumes.
SEO is so bad anyway in my opinion - should be more about User Experience and Usability
Getting through Google's possibly broken interview system is the difficult part.
Still, this looks like more fun than writing a traditional resume.
You can't really tell that much from this video. He had others involved (for shooting at the very least) and we don't know if he edited it, wrote the script or if any of the ideas were his or a friend. Not that anything was spectacular of course.
He should have at least put at the end some "credits" or even commentary on what part of it he was responsible for.
The video is trying to say "I'm creative and resourceful enough to do this video" but we don't know his actual role in the video other than that he was able to appear in this part.
Google contacted him a day after publishing it.
"Your browser (Internet Explorer 6) is out of date. It has known security flaws and may not display all features of this and other websites."
Which is funny as I have the latest Firefox...
I used to work for Google in Sales.
I know, usually it would be very mean. But given the purpose of this site, for it not to be able to withstand the "HN effect" (is there a term for this? Penny Arcade have "wanged", which is my personal favourite) seems like a fairly gross oversight.
Especially that he's saying "In this case the product is me, Matthew Epstein.". You're calling yourself a _product_ and yet you don't market that product remarkably, IMO.
Best of luck anyway, hope you'll get a good offer out of this.