Job Seeker Draws On #BananasforCLT (also #Bananas4clt) Thunder In Pursuit for Role

Sabrina Jackson is like many other job seekers trying to break through the clutter of competition in Charlotte, and she’s figured out exactly how to do it, by capitalizing on the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce’s (@CLTChamber) #bananasforclt Social Media Twitter campaign aimed at Chiquita CEO Fernando Aguirre (@FdoAguirreCEO) rallying to bring jobs to Charlotte.

Realizing that the hashtag(s) will be at the top of search engine results for quite some time; Sabrina’s social media acumen devised the notion to use Google AdWords to post a job advertisement for herself, using the hashtag in the title or within the ad itself. If someone Googled:  #bananasforclt or #bananas4clt , Sabrina’s Google Ad would pop-up — prompting prospects to view her resume.

Sabrina’s intention is to entice potential employers with her creativity, and to also woo a particular employer she has in mind!

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My Thank You Note to a GMR Marketing Executive #Creative

I like to think outside of the box. More than ever now, because I’m still job prospecting. I attended a networking event @GMRMarketing here in Charlotte, NC. GMR has looong been in my pipeline of places I’d looove to work.

So, I met one of their VP’s of Sports Marketing….great right? I’ll send a linkedin connection request, see if he’s on twitter, join the linkedin group …you know, just wanting to get connected, build my networking rapport (you wouldn’t believe how many people don’t do those simple things) ….Oh yeah you could send a thank you card too, but I didn’t want to just send any ol’ thank you card to the company that I have been pining over since undergrad. 🙂 So what do I do? I concocted this!




A simple Tweet. Tangible Tweet…lol He’s on Twitter, but he has YET to tweet (the job of a VP is so demanding), so maybe this will compel him to get on Twitter, and at least give Sab a response 🙂

What do you think? p.s. this idea is Copyrighted!…lol 😛


UPDATE: @Mike_Boykin has another account that I found, still doesn’t tweet often…lol

Red, White, and feeling a little Blue

…I usually spend this time with family, and some friends, however this 4th of July it’s kind of bitter sweet. Because I’m in the city I’ve always pined over, yet my family is over 800 miles away, I’m still job prospecting, and my friends are back in Milwaukee…most assuredly they would have done SOMETHING. However… I’m still building my social friendship network in Charlotte, and while I’ve met a few good and so/so people here and there, even on twitter…I haven’t exerted myself enough socially to be close enough to some. It’s surface friendships, and I’m okay with that, I’m the new kid on the block, and it will take time. I really can’t wait to get settled, so that I can entertain folks. — It’s just a little *sigh* for me, because I wasn’t invited anywhere, and I usually am back in Milwaukee.

So today, I’m still trying to figure out what I actually plan to do besides work on stuff that I’ve committed myself to. I know it will all pay off in the end…it has to have an expiration date (sands church service yesterday). I know I’m going to get THAT JOB, and I’m going to be happy with it, because God is setting me up for something great…I just know it!

So, what I can do in the meantime is reflect on the 4th’s that have meant the most to me, and the people or person that I spent it with 🙂 Makes me smile just thinking about it …hey it helped. So if you’re reading this post…thank you, and know my heart is in the right place, because I want to spend those important moments with people that mean something to me, and I’m a little sad because I can’t right now.

Happy Independence Day 🙂


P.S. Follow #ThinkingOutsideOfJacksBox in my quest for THE ROLE

UPDATE: …a friend and I (from Milwaukee) in Charlotte, actually tentatively set up an outing today. Yaay!! Hope she doesn’t flake.

#ThinkingOutsideOfJacksBox and #TOOJB

In job searching you have to stand out …you have to do something that’s unconventional, something that will grab the employers attention, and showcasing to them you 1) really want the role and 2) how you can help them! There are a lot of positions at variant companies in Charlotte that I have wanted while job searching, but most recently an opportunity for a Regional Marketing Specialist with Jack In The Box has been posted.

I viewed the opportunity, and I really feel like I can suffice this role in every way. So, I applied. I looked on LinkedIn to see some 1st & 2nd degree connections….no luck. So now what? I found the person on LinkedIn who posted the opportunity, and I already have a strategy brewing in my head for that. Meanwhile, while I was thinking of my initial strategy, I came up with another fantastic idea, utilizing my social media savvy, and communications acumen to get Jack In The Box’s attention! THIS IS GOING TO BE SO MUCH FUN!

Therefore friends, I’m embarking on a Social Media Campaign to vie for the opportunity with Jack In The Box Restaurants in Charlotte, NC. I am very interested in this opportunity, and I know I can do this role and be outstanding at it, I just have to show them.

Follow my hashtags #ThinkingOutsideOfJacksBox and/or #TOOJB & VOTE to “Like” it!  You’ll find DAILY TWEETS of witty, funny, and entertainment infused with my professionalism throughout… seeking for the chance at the opportunity for the role, did that make sense?…lol 😀 Not just tweets though, they’ll be interesting pictures, that I can not wait to show, this will really showcase my creativity and passion for the world of Integrated Marketing Communications, which entails for me: Social Media, PR, Marketing, and Community Relations/Outreach. I’m excited to see the receptiveness of my social media campaign from Jack In The Box (San Diego). I really am…

You can also find the definitions at | | ..make sure you VOTE! The definition reads:

Sabrina Jackson tweeting her way to a career opportunity for the #CLT Regional Mktg Spclst position w/ Jack In The Box Restaurant. – has a mild crush on Jack.


  Ready. Set. TWEET! Wish Me Luck! 😀 Follow Me    ( @Sab_1908 )