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For certain industries, anecdotally at least, we’re told that having a social media presence is part of forming one’s ‘employee or personal brand’. It’s an integral part of the formula for success and comportment in business, journalism, media and innovative tech.
One recent story pays homage to this very contemporary adage, detailing how a plucky LinkedIn user reached out to a CEO on the professional social media platform to get herself an intership.
In November 2017, Business Insider report that Akosua Boadi-Agyemang wrote a status stating her jobseeking goals.
Boldly, she tagged Jeff Weiner, CEO of the Microsoft-owned social network in the her post.
“I was always told to be ‘BOLD’. Hopefully someday it helps me reach my goals,” wrote Boadi-Agyemang. The post went viral, quickly.
The outcome was that Boadi-Agyemang landed herself an internship at Microsoft.
The post caught the attention of Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella, who personally commented on the post, congratulating her on the internship.
“Thank you for sharing your story, your enthusiasm and the encouragement your post has given to others,” Nadella wrote.
Boadi-Agyemang also writes that Microsoft has “deep meaning” for her. Growing up in Botswana, she writes, she learned how to type on Microsoft Word, and played the “Reader Rabbit” game on a Windows-powered computer.
Boadi-Agyemang’s post is below.
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