What is this website all about (in short)?
Well, most of this site dates back from Sep 2003, when I was looking for a job. I requested help from friends,
and friends of friends, and friends of friends of friends (etc.) to help me be noticed by my potential employer.
I asked that people send a postcard to the Programme Director at a radio station in Palmerston North, New Zealand which
said "Who is Michael Shadbolt?" The theory being that he'd receive a multitude of such postcards from
around the world, which would help my job application stick out from among the many he'd be bound to receive.
I didn't realise how much this would capture people's imagination - one simple email and this website spawned more than
150 postcards sent from all over the world, all within a month.
And it worked - in that I certainly was noticed! Due to other circumstances, however, I didn't get the job.
BUT - I did get another job in the same company, helped by this campaign and the buzz it created. In fact, they gave
me a job in Marketing!
There's plenty more to the story:
- try reading the "What's New?" page from bottom to top to get a chronological sense of the events.
- the original and updated FAQ's are in the Who is Michael Shadbolt FAQ page.