Posted by Willy Franzen on May 4, 2010. Jobs updated daily.
I can’t tell you how many times I’ve received e-mails from readers who say something like, “I’ve always loved (company name), but I never considered the fact that I could work for them until I read your post about them.” The reason for this is simple: most job seekers don’t have the right mindset or approach. If you’re looking for a job, everything that you do should relate back to the job search. If you find something interesting—a product, company, idea, or anything else—you need to make a note of it and revisit it when you’re at your computer. For example, today I came across an article on Cool Hunting about Guerrilla Seed Bombs. They’re basically little nuggets that you can toss, chuck, or drop in dirt to plant seeds and improve green spaces. It’s part of the “guerrilla gardening” movement, and I think it’s a really neat idea—Johnny Appleseed for the new millennium. One of the companies behind these seed bombs is Los Angeles, CA based Commonstudio. They appear to be a two person design firm, and they’ve developed their seed grenades to be dispensed in old gum ball machines and sold under the name Green Aid (get it… grenade).
Since the idea of guerrilla gardening may be a new concept to you, I’ve included a video that will give you a little better idea of what Commonstudio is trying to achieve with this project.
Obviously this is a really cool idea, but who knows if it will actually help your job search. Commonstudio looks like a tiny firm with only one other project, (C)urban Ecology. They don’t say that they’re hiring, and who knows if they could even afford to take on employees? That doesn’t matter. When you come across ideas that grab you, you need to act on them. Reach out to the folks at Commonstudio at firstname.lastname@example.org and see if there might be a role for you. If there isn’t, use this idea as inspiration to lead you towards something else. That’s how you find a job without spending hours on the big, boring job boards.
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