Babystepping But Not Yet @Buffer
Babystepping Through the Application
I love the movie “What About Bob”. It’s one of my favorites because it is cute, sweet, funny and a little bit crazy. That’s why when I decided after months of consideration that I really wanted to apply to and work for Buffer, I’d show them, like Bob did, that I wasn’t a slacker and I was already doing the work.
Only in a slightly less needy way than Bob described it in this scene:
I decided to explore each of Buffer’s core values in a blog that described what each meant to me. It was a great exercise in reflection as I began discovering, through doing the work, that I had been doing a lot of these for years but never quite put labels on them as succinctly as one might list core values. A great deal of time and thought went into this analysis for me, as I’m sure a great deal went into creating their list of Buffer’s 10 Core Values.
I received some great feedback from the crew at Buffer about my series:
@LisaPietsch This is awesome, Lisa! I love “The new ABC is ABI: Always Be Improving!” 💜 -Bonnie
— Buffer (@buffer) April 1, 2016
@LisaPietsch Hehe I loved reading that interaction w/ your son! “Being a Triceratops” is my favorite part 🙂 -Arielle
— Buffer (@buffer) April 6, 2016
@LisaPietsch You have such a thoughtful blog, Lisa! 😀 Must be an awesome reflective tool for you. Have you sent in your app yet? -Paul
— Buffer (@buffer) April 11, 2016
But they eventually declined:
My blog series on working @buffer was a great reflection experience but they politely declined this morning. Thanks to all who followed!
— Lisa Pietsch (@LisaPietsch) April 11, 2016
So, rather than stalking the folks at Buffer like Bob did, I’m just going to wrap up my blog series with a stoic wave and this final note before I go off on my merry way. If you didn’t catch the whole series, I’ve made a totally non-creepy, non-needy, patchwork of their Core Values graphic that links to each of my blogs. It really was an enlightening series for me to write.