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Wrote some REST code to access a site’s API and saw a job offer in the response

What an excellent way to advertise directly to your target audience :)

I was writing some code to get some info from a site from their REST api and saw an unusual header in the response from the API which said something along the lines of “if you’re reading this come and get a job” with a link. The clever thing about this is that it’s already only filtered in people who already have the right skills that the company is looking for and it was unusual enough for me to immediately follow the link. Excellent innovative recruitment!

And the site? wordpress.com although it’s changed now to “Oh, Awesome: Opossum”

I’m a big fan of wordpress.com for a number of reas0ns. First they host my blog, for free. Second the authoring experience is always awesome opossum.

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2 responses to “Wrote some REST code to access a site’s API and saw a job offer in the response

  1. Marzipan and Marmite April 18, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    I saw a great example where someone illustrated their interest in an advertising job by buying adwords of the CEOs of major agencies.The genius of the idea being that everytime they googled themselves his job inquiry popped up… he ended up employed.

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