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I’m always looking for good writers

So I know a lot of bloggers and writers were let go today or downsized this week, but I just wanted to say, publicly to you all: I’m always looking for good writers and great people, because I’m always working with good writers and great people on good projects that are also looking for good writers. So, if you’re a good writer, feel free to reach out and send me your resume and a writing sample. If, specifically, you are interested in writing about gadgets, computers, HDTVs, cellphones, and other consumer electronics, then please follow the steps outlined in this Writing for Obsessable section of the About page to let us know.

Again, though, even if you have no interest whatsoever in gadgets, but you can write well, you’re a good researcher, you’re a good communicator, you’re a hard worker, and you like working with great people, send me your resume. I may not have something for you now, but someday, chances are I will or I’ll know someone who will, like my pal Sean, who is also currently looking for some good writers. I know of 3 other friends who are also looking for good writers right now.

However, I must warn you: Everything that you send me is written communication regarding a possible position now or in the future that is writing related. If there is one single typographical or grammatical error, a mixed modifier, a comma splice, or even a single awkward sentence in the entirety of what you send me, then you’re basically saying to me: “Hey, C.K., I’m not detail-oriented, and not really that interested in ever working with you or anyone you know.” I will delete your email immediately.

If you’re a good writer, though, and you take the time to proof everything you send me, then I’ll help get you a writing gig if I can or I’ll file your resume until some future time when I may be able to get you a writing gig.

ps—If you’re a coding ninja and the most amazing developer ever, I’m often working with people who would want to work with you, too. In that case, just email me and say, “hey, I’m a coder and I kick ass and here are the languages I’m 1337 in.” I won’t judge your writing skills and I’ll let you know if I know anyone who is looking for your skills. Please don’t send your resumes, however. I’m only really good at picking good writers.

UPDATE: Scoble just posted some good advice for people assembling their resumes.

Comments on this entry are closed.

  • Eliot 10/3/2008, 8:12 pm

    lulz i right gud, you want hire me 4 l33t hackz?

  • Victor Agreda Jr 10/3/2008, 8:39 pm

    Pity, my writing totally sucks.

  • JJ 10/6/2008, 10:05 am

    “If there is one single typographical or grammatical error, a mixed modifier, a comma splice, or even a single awkward sentence in the entirety of what you send me, then you’re basically saying to me: “Hey, C.K., I’m not detail-oriented, and not really that interested in ever working with you or anyone you know.” I will delete your email immediately.”

    Isn’t that a bit harsh?

    Using your standards it would have taken me roughly three seconds before I toss your resume (linked in the sidebar) into the trash. Your objective contains two poorly structured sentences, two contractions and a comma prior to the final item in a list. Formal writing should never include contractions, ever, nor should it include a list with a final comma prior to “and” or “or”. Also in terms of the information presented in your resume, I have no idea what you do at Mahalo.

    A truly adequate hiring manager looks past these minor errors

  • srcasm 10/6/2008, 12:37 pm

    One little “detail-related” thing: On the Obsessable About Us page, there is a link at the bottom that says, “Obsessable is brought to you by Crowd Fusion.” Shouldn’t Crowd Fusion link to http://www.crowdfusion.com/, not http://www.obsessable.com? Just a thought. Good luck on finding people and keep up the awesome work — Love the platform as well as the new site.

  • c.k. 10/6/2008, 7:33 pm

    Thanks, srcasm. Fixed.

    JJ you are wrong. ;-)

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