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 ‘Hire Me’ tactic to @CLTChamber

I wanted to keep myself top of mind to @CLTChamber …I’m sharing some of my tactics, hopefully it will give people some ideas. One has to stand out in the fierce job market. This idea is a metaphor…if you have to think too hard…STOP…don’t attempt to be creative!…lol

p.s. this idea is copyrighted too!…lol Why am I sharing…because I’m not going to repeat these, I am constantly thinking of other things.

Presentation to Charlotte Chamber (Charlotte Chamber Colors)

Metaphor Labels to Charlotte Chamber

“The hardest work in the world is being out of work.” – Whitney M. Young

Previous Title: …How’s the search going?

I had a few interviews in the past weeks…and both seemed really promising. One was with a local Fortune 100 here in Charlotte — the phone interview went really great, and fun by the way, the recruiter wanted me to talk with another person in the interviewing process (so imagine my excitement). However, I’m still waiting for the interview to be scheduled (is that common practice?) I ask that question, because I had the other interview recently, and the gentlemen over the phone said “I want to bring you in for a face-to-face” — so imagine my excitement there as well. (However, we have yet to schedule that interview)..yes it was only a few days ago…lol (patience grasshopper)

Which leads me to question, is this a ploy to say we really don’t want to bring you in, but this is a easier way for us get off the phone? …lol I hope not, because I’m really interested in both roles, and I just want to show these companies what I can do! I have so much energy built up from not working a FT role…that when I harness it into a company my zeal will be great! 😀 So with that I am going to keep my prayers up and motivation high, at times it’s really hard to, but God Willing something will come to pass. I’ve put in the hard-work, and I continue to do so, I just pray that it will pay off.

Also, this week I’m attending some of the Gray Golf Classic events #powernetworking. I met with Mr. Gray last week, and he graciously extended me the invite to the women’s brunch on Saturday. In addition, Friday there is a welcome reception, that I am told is pretty well attended.

Next week there is a (politics) House Fundraiser at the Mayors House, that I am looking to attend…yep the Mayors House! How awesome is that?! My goal is to fully immerse myself into the Charlotte community, as I did when I was in Milwaukee, I love community engagement, and my love for civic work will not stop.

p.s. follow #thinkingoutsideofjacksbox in my quest for that role as well 🙂

– sab