Don’t tell anybody, but yesterday was my birthday.
I had two wishes: the first was to go to the Jason Mraz concert here in San Diego tomorrow night.
My wonderful husband got us tickets.
My second wish was to have a job to take the place of the one I’m losing in just a few weeks. I’m pretty open with what kind of job I’d like. You know, anything that is in writing, editing or social media and is mind-numbingly lucrative. Can’t be that hard, right?
Well, my birthday passed with no permanent, long-term job offer. I do have some small irons in the fire, and for that I’m grateful.
But birthdays are about dreaming big.
And really, what I’d love is to be at the concert tomorrow night and get offered a job as Jason Mraz’s social media manager.
After getting better seats at the concert, of course. Because I’m sitting so far away, it could be Fiona Apple up on stage and I wouldn’t know it.
The odds are against me. He has 10 million + fans on Facebook and 3 million+ fans on Twitter.
But I’m not one to shy away from crappy odds.
So I started thinking about ways that I could get Jason Mraz’s attention, besides incessantly sharing his YouTube videos on Facebook and tagging his fan page. You know, REALLY show him my utterly awesome mad social media skillz.
I went over to his Facebook fan page for some inspiration – to see how other people are getting his attention.
Here are the ideas I’ve come up with.
I could post provocative photos of myself and tell him he’s hot, like this gal did.
Ask For The Job & Assume A Yes
Remember on the Brady Bunch when Marcia wrote a letter to Davy Jones of the Monkees, asking him to come perform at her school? Her approach worked. I despised Marcia for getting to meet Davy Jones in person. She got to do ALL the cool stuff in that family. And, he kissed her on the cheek. Bitch.
So, I could just ASK him for a job – via Facebook, of course, instead of a letter. He reads all of his Facebook posts, right? And he’ll show up at my house like Davy did. Hopefully not wearing a bad 70s disco shirt, though.
Be Mysterious And Philosophical
Artists do like inspiration, and oftentimes a well-placed quote can capture someone’s attention.
she blew my nose and then she blew my mind
Tug At His Heartstrings
There is nothing like a good story to get a celebrity to pay attention to you.
Dear Jason, I just got laid off from my dream job and would like to score an overwhelmingly lucrative and high profile social media job with your team. I know you’re on tour and all, but if you could hire me starting on Monday that would be great. I’m a huge fan. Oh, I only work from home, because I have kids. And also? I’m not available on Thursday mornings or after 5 p.m. on weekdays. I also don’t work weekends. My salary requirements are upwards of $75,000 a year. Do you offer dental insurance?
The threat of bodily harm – nay, death - is always sure to get one hired in a heartbeat.
Demonstrate My Command of the English Language
As we all know, social media managers must be adept at not only creating fresh content with the vibe of the client or brand, but they also need to make sure they use top-notch language skills.
And if all else fails…bring out the dancing monkeys.
By: Gigi Ross