Student's 'one-in-a-million' job offer

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A LJMU student was ‘astounded’ after a private message to marketing guru Steven Bartlett landed him a job within 10 minutes.

22-year-old Nathan Bickerton googled Mr Bartlett after studying his business career at Uni and noticed the founder of Social Chain didn’t have a Wiki page.

He direct messaged him on Twitter with a completed text and was offered a paid internship in London.

“I offered this young guy a job 10 minutes after he sent me the message,” says Bartlett on his LinkedIn.

“He identified a blind spot I had, created a solution, got it done, and sent me a nice message. This one act stood out more than the 500+ CV’s I’ve received this week. What a great demonstration of initiative.”


Nathan, 22, a Masters in Digital Marketing student at Liverpool John Moores University, said he thought Bartlett deserved a Wiki, and it could help promote his book Happy, Sexy Millionaire, due out later this month.

“I just thought here’s a guy, who is massive in the industry who deserves a wiki page. So I wrote one for him and within 10 minutes he replied back on Twitter and offered me a job.

“He asked when I’d written this wiki and I said ‘this morning’.

“It’s amazing because we were taught about Steven and Social Chain as part of our degree course.”

'Never happen to you'

“I’m just astounded. It’s like a million in one chance. I’ve been applying for jobs for months now.

“You see these types of stories on social media from time to time but you never imagine it could happen to you.”

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