Mike Stearns, a newly minted Georgetown MBA, is finding it nearly impossible to land a marketing job. So his wife, 28-year-old Robin Stearns, bought the domain name myhusbandneedsajob.com (Note: at time of writing, the website wasn’t working…perhaps Mike found that job), purchased a MacBook with her tax refund, and built Mike a portfolio site. “My Husband Needs a Job’s” homepage features Robin standing in front of the Golden Gate Bridge, holding a sign asking someone to hire her husband. From www.myhusbandneedsajob.com:
This site was born out of frustration with the job market. My husband graduated in 2008 with an MBA from Georgetown. After Mike finished his MBA, we moved back to California to be closer to family. We both had high expectations for his career and our life after business school. However, those expectations quickly changed as we were faced with this horrible economy. After almost ten months of watching my wonderful husband work tirelessly to find a job, I decided to take matters into my own hands and help him stand out in a sea of unemployed.
Take a look around my site and get to know Mike. Learn more about him on the About Mike and Meet Mike pages. If you have any questions or would like the opportunity to meet my husband, you can email me on the Contact Mike page. Please pass this website along to friends, family, colleagues, and those who are hiring. I know each visitor to this site will think my husband is as great as I do. Someday soon one good company will become even better with him on their team.
Visitors can find Mike’s resume, background, a video, and an interview (done by Robin) intended to help people get to know Mike better. The site is basic, but useful. And one thing stands out: Enterprising Robin was the driving force behind the site, which has become a temporary online hit.
Does anyone else think Robin is the one who would be a better candidate for that marketing job?