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Creative Ways To Market Yourself

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I just saw this video and though it was a brilliant way to market yourself. We've seen people do YouTube videos, viral social campaigns, and a variety of other creative ways to market themselves (that's right, getting a job isn't about filling out applications or putting your resume on Monster.com, it's about MARKETING yourself)



So what are some creative ways a programmer could market themselves?

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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:47 AM

Pretty cool. I never would have thought to make a youtube video(or anything else creative) to market myself for a job. Actually it's pretty sad to say but I probably would be one of those people who just submit a resume to companies and put one on Monster. :stupid:


Not now! Thanks for sharing!
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 07:49 AM

This is one of the better ideas I've seen.
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Posted 13 May 2010 - 09:32 AM

lmao. That's gotta be one of the best ideas I have ever seen =P

But I use Adblock, so i don't see any of them xD
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

it is amazing. how i did not think of that :P

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:10 AM

I...I don't get it. I don't know how she got that yellow ad up there. I'm guessing you can pay Google to link you there?
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:16 AM

Yes, she setup an AdWords account and bid on their individual names so when they googled themselves, her ad showed up.

I can tell you one way NOT to market yourself... posting stupid comments in broken english on a large programming community's Facebook Fan Page...
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:33 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 13 May 2010 - 06:37 AM, said:

So what are some creative ways a programmer could market themselves?



As far as another creative way a programmer could market themselves... I believe LinkedIn is a pretty good tool. On your LinkedIn profile, You can include all your relevant work experience, any projects you may be working on (or have worked on) as well as provide links to anything that you are hosting on the web (YouTube video, personal website with examples of work, etc). There are a lot of recruiters, Technology CXOs, Business owners, special groups that use it. So if you expand your network, you can even broadcast your status and announce what your current employment status is (whether you're looking for full-time/contract work, have an open position available etc.) and gain visibility...

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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:34 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 13 May 2010 - 10:16 AM, said:

Yes, she setup an AdWords account and bid on their individual names so when they googled themselves, her ad showed up.

I can tell you one way NOT to market yourself... posting stupid comments in broken english on a large programming community's Facebook Fan Page...

What do you mean?
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:36 AM

Go read our Facebook page, the 2 people that commented aren't exactly on-topic.
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:43 AM

View Postskyhawk133, on 13 May 2010 - 10:36 AM, said:

Go read our Facebook page, the 2 people that commented aren't exactly on-topic.


Still don't know what you're talking about, my only post on Facebook was this:

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I think you're mixing your users!
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:49 AM

It wasn't a comment about you, just a general comment. Sorry for the confusion.
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 14 May 2010 - 08:09 AM

View PostNoBrain, on 13 May 2010 - 05:06 PM, said:

it is amazing. how i did not think of that :P

You have no brain : )

And that was very entertaining Skyhawk.

In order to get clients I usually stalk people until I get a contract or restraining order.
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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 15 May 2010 - 02:18 AM

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You have no brain : )

oh yea did not think of that either :P

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In order to get clients I usually stalk people until I get a contract or restraining orde

heh thats another way of promoting your self :)

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Re: Creative Ways To Market Yourself

Posted 16 May 2010 - 11:27 AM

View PostNoBrain, on 13 May 2010 - 05:06 PM, said:

it is amazing. how i did not think of that :P


That's why you are NoBrain :)

Edit,

My reply has been posted earlier

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