Elle Woods had her video application to win a coveted spot at Harvard Law, and now I have my listicle of why Web Talent Marketing should hire me as an SEO Specialist with a Social Media/PR/Content focus. The reasons I’m offering here aren’t the cut and dry skills (albeit impressive ones) that are listed on my resume. This is my love letter to Web Talent Marketing because as soon as that nice gentleman helped me open the unlocked door (I think my nerves were affecting my upper body strength or something…), I knew that I was where I was supposed to be. Without further ado, here are 7 reasons why I belong at Web Talent Marketing.
1. I do things well before even knowing how to do them: Tina Fey famously said “Say yes and you’ll figure it out afterwards.” This is how I’ve lived my life long before I’d even heard the quote. I’ve successfully given presentations on how to brand yourself with social media before actually branding my own social media. I’ve even led a tour of the Harrisburg Capitol Building without ever being in the building before. Maybe I don’t know the ins and outs of SEO, but I’m sure as heck going to spend all my free time over the next few weeks mastering it.
2. I have a proven track record of getting the job done: I have a reputation for doing whatever is necessary to make things happen. There was one occasion where I jumped off a school bus in heels to move traffic cones while helping a lobbyist who was hosting an event on York College’s campus. This incident has become legendary, and the lobbyist (now a good friend of mine) has shared the story with many PA State Senators.
3. I’m an extroverted introvert: But not quite an ambivert. I will happily sit at my cubicle with the other earned media specialists and be quietly serious about getting my work done. But when it’s time to chat about algorithms or the status of certain projects, I’ll equally as happily participate in the conversation.
4. I feel comfortable around influential people: Being a member of SpartaNation at York College gave me the opportunity to rub elbows with billionaires and taste-makers. I’ve talked to men and women who don’t bat an eyelash a few extra zeroes. I’ve assisted famous speakers during a presentation. One time Mia Hamm thanked me for my help and touched my shoulder, which I've sadly had to wash since that moment of glory. What I mean to say is I will feel comfortable and interact naturally with Web Talent Marketing's more influential clients, especially as the company continues to grow and evolve.
5. I like yoga: I was informed that several of the employees like to do yoga during their lunch break. Yoga is my favorite form of exercise, but it’s never fun to go to those classes by yourself. I’m all for coworker bonding while counteracting desk job stoop.
6. I will spend every day until Web Talent Marketing invites me in for a second interview studying up on SEO: I was given the homework to study, study, study SEO. All the inner workings. I left Web Talent Marketing’s office two hours ago and I’m already determined to figure out this animal kingdom.
7. I am not agency promiscuous: Sure, on paper, a candidate who has worked at an agency for 2-3 years might sound like the better choice. But do you really want someone who just flits around from agency to agency without making a commitment? I believe in true love and I completely adore Web Talent Marketing. I think it could be real, true love that lasts a lifetime.
This list could go on and on. I could tell you how I’ve fallen victim to the War of the Rose and the Red Team has won my heart. I could tell you how when I drove into Lancaster City and saw the Waffle House, I thought it was a sign (that has a lot of backstory). But as a good listicle writer, I know that prime numbers like 7 receive the most views so I’ll stop there and hope that my determination to earn this opportunity shines through.