Want to learn how 3 digital marketers got a job in marketing? Tim Soulo, Sam Oh, and Joshua Hardwick share their stories that involved no resume, cover letter, or even much experience.
While none of the “traditional” parts of job application were done, each marketer took a creative approach to get hired.
Tim Soulo used to be a professional DJ before he started his first blog. His career at Ahrefs started with an outreach email for a backlink.
Sam Oh used to run a digital marketing agency and numerous niche sites. His career started at Ahrefs while running a lead generation experiment to get new agency leads.
Joshua Hardwick, former freelance writer, started working at Ahrefs by getting recognized with a 60,000 word blog post on link building.
In this video, each marketer shares their stories, thought processes, and their journey to establishing a marketing career at a company they love.
0:57 How did Tim get his job in Ahrefs
6:36 How Josh got hired to Ahrefs (with the help of one huge article)
9:36 Tim’s advice: “Hire someone who’s better than you”
12:54 How Sam was hired (slowly) as Ahrefs video guy
17:17 Why Tim didn’t hire Sam at once
21:56 Sam talks about outreach
27:25 What takeaways do Tim, Sam and Josh have from their work
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