I’ve been getting a ton of recruitment emails lately.  This one stuck out to me and I couldn’t resist replying. 

“Aloha Jesse,

Haven’t heard from you after reaching out on several occasions… There can only be three possible scenarios:
1. You’re not interested 😩
2. You’ve been busy and my emails fell through the cracks
3. You are on a sandy Hawaiian beach 😊

I’d love to be a resource for you if you are pursuing new job opportunities or are interested in keeping in touch so I can be a resource for you in the future. All you need to do is choose one of the above numbers and hit reply so I can stop bugging you.

Have a great week!”

Working at Automattic has been the most fulfilling experience of my life. Matt Mullenweg and the leadership at Automattic have built an amazing culture with outstanding benefits, which I wouldn’t trade for anything.

We are hiring if you’re interested, and if you have any questions about the process give me a shout.

“My job is pretty amazing, and I love being busy with emails (#2). Not to mention I have some pretty great travel benefits which takes me all over the world so #3 applies as well.  So yes, you’re right #1 is in fact true, I’m not interested.  Thanks.”

I haven’t actually made it to Hawaii yet, but I’ve been to London, Amsterdam, Antwerp, Whistler, Paris, and a ton of great cities in the U.S. Thanks Automattic! 

Jesse Friedman has been building websites for 20 years, and exclusively with WordPress since 2006. Jesse has written several books, taught 100’s of students as a professor, and organized dozens of local meetups along with a few WordCamps.

Jesse has spoken at tech conferences around the world including SXSW, HOW, Future events and many more; and has consulted for a wide array of companies from small agencies to multi-billion dollar international companies.

Today Jesse is a proud team member of Jetpack at Automattic, where he spends his time working on partnership and marketing strategies.

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