Dr Mumbo

Tom gets his job – and has Toby too?

Dr Mumbo loves a happy ending.

So he’s delighted to hear that journalism student Tom Cowie – who set up a blog to chronicle his hunt for a job – has found one after a 38 day quest.  

The La Trobe University student revealed that he’s been hired as a junior reporter on Crikey.

Cowie has not been the first to use social media to further a job quest in recent months.

Karalee Evans got a job at Amnesia after creating the “Skirt for hire” persona.

And laid off Campaign Palace creatives Shane Dawson and Ben Birchall created The Sack to chart their hunt.

And then there was Toby Hemming, who launched what he described as “Asia Pacific’s first interactive resume” in his hunt for a comms role.

Dr Mumbo suspects Toby, previously a corporate comms manager at Sky in the UK, has good news to share too.

Yesterday he posted on his blog an item headlined “Pleased to announce…”, followed by a link to the Talking Heads track “Found a Job”.


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