UCF grad grabs national attention with Google video

Matthew Epstein, a UCF advertising and public relations grad from the Nicholson School of Communication, has been receiving national attention for his “Google Please Hire Me” video.

TIME magazine recently wrote a piece on how graduates could land an interview and used Epstein as their main example.

From the piece, “Many job applicants feel that if they could just get past the initial screening process and land a face-to-face interview with a hiring manager, they’d have their chance to shine. Getting that toe in the door has gotten harder than ever in today’s market. Matthew Epstein, a 2008 graduate of the University of Central Florida, created an online video presentation to both display his skills and provide a glimpse of his personality — and it eventually landed him a job. Epstein initially began his viral campaign to get hired by Google’s marketing team. He launched a website called Google please hire m.e. and made a pitch video that featured him lounging in a mansion in a blazer and boxers. The video gained more than 1.5 million views, and he used an awkward fake mustache to brand himself and his website.” You can read the full piece from TIME by clicking here.

You can watch the video below and you can view Epstein’s site by clicking here.



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