One of most inspiring stories @ VMworld 2011
Yesterday was the last day of VMworld Europe 2011 in Copenhagen and I was wandering around at the VMware booth at the Solution Exchange. After a demo of VMware View with Unified Communications, I was introduced to Hanna Phan and according to the VMware employee, Hanna was the most famous person within VMware at the moment. Not Paul Maritz, Steve Herrod or Mauricio Carl but Hanna Phan.
The cool thing is, she only works for VMware for 3 weeks now. So how does someone become so famous, so fast?
A few months ago Hanna started looking for a new job using the usual approach of e-mailing resumes, creating a Linkedin profile and searching on job sites. The result was disappointing, she received a few phone calls and got some interviews, but not a single call back. Inspired by a podcast and Seth Godin’s blog post, she decided to trash her resume and she created a Présumé (presentation resume) using VMware’s SlideRocket.
She tweeted it to Chuck Dietrich, CEO of SlideRocket.
“@chuckdietrich @sliderocket I want to work with you! Find my application here: http://portal.sliderocket.com/AIWCI/Iwanttoworkatsliderocket”
An hour later, she got a response:
“@hannaphan @sliderocket AMAZING Preso! Let’s talk.”
Now Hanna is the Product Manager of SlideRocket at VMware and according to herself she landed her dream job.
To me, this was one of the most inspiring stories of VMworld Europe 2011 in Copenhagen.