MyHusbandNeedsaJob.com: An Enterprising Wife Markets her Husband

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?

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  • Hi,

    I’m Mike of http://www.myhusbandneedsajob.com. The website is up and working…we had a couple of problems with the hosting site and the domain site, but those issues should be resolved.

    And hey…Robin did great work on the site, but I’m still the one looking for a job:)

    Thanks everyone for all of the support. The response has been amazing!

    Cheers,
    Mike

  • Peg

    I thought this was a wonderful idea to try and find her husband a job; I would of never thought of it and have to commend her for coming up with this idea.

    I tend to bet that he will get a job due to this website if he hasn’t already.

  • Victoria Wilson

    I can’t imagine a better way to hack off your husband!!

  • I imagine they had some hosting issues after its been featured on several blogs and CNN. It is up now however.

  • Mitesh Khatiwala

    I think Robin is a better candidate for a marketing job as she has infact started a company (myhusdandneedsajob) wherein wives can post their husbands (laid off employees) CV on this site. and for the recuriters, this is a common pool to get the best resources in cheap. :)

  • Yvonne

    When I clicked on the link in the first paragraph of the article, it show’s a partial site. Some text is there, no images, no other page options. So this link is one of the problems, then when I clicked on Mike’s link found in the comments it worked. Feedback to Mike, I looked at your resume and what is missing is what KIND of job you are looking for ??? Be specific in your objective describing the job, the responsibilities and the type of company you wish to work for and that’ll help us refer you to the right opportunity. From just looking at your past experience it’s not enough because many people don’t want to do exactly what they did before, so describe it…and it will come (the law of attraction). Good luck!