My Automattic Journey

Recently someone asked colleagues, how did you find Automattic and apply?

I thought my story was worth sharing, because I found this awesome place via KARMA.

Flashback to 2012…I had been working at a software company in my hometown for a decade and learned I had to move to New York. I started applying places and did a few interviews, but nothing had the allure of my previous job.

I normally only connect with people on LinkedIn whom I have met in person and had a conversation with. One day this random guy with over 500 connections wanted to connect and I scoured his resume wondering how I knew him. It turns out I didn’t. He was looking for work and just connecting with everyone.

I said to myself “#yolo, what’s the worst that can happen?!

The next day when I was looking for jobs for myself, I found the perfect job…. for him.

I sent him a message on LinkedIn and said:

In the interest of paying it forward, I saw this and thought of you while I was doing my own job hunt… [url]

He wrote me back:

Andrea,
Thank you so much for thinking of me with regard to this position. It seems like a great fit and I have applied for it. May the good Karma you generated by passing this along to me stand you in good stead in your own job search. Stay in touch and let me know how your search is going. Who knows, perhaps we will meet each other in a corporate boardroom someday!

A few hours later he posted this article on his LinkedIn feed:
https://www.wsj.com/articles/SB10000872396390443571904577631750172652114

The rest is history.

 

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