Corn Heads Community

by Rich DeMatteo on January 18, 2010 · 18 comments

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Just about a month ago I added a new page to COTJ called “Corn Heads”, and if you ever ventured to that section you would have found yourself a nice little teaser.  After weeks of torture, I will now finally explain what the hell is going on, and how you can get involved…

What is the Corn Head Community?

When I created Corn on the Job I wanted it to become a place where people could learn a thing or two and also connect with people that would add value in their life.  Readership here on COTJ is made up of HR/Recruiting folks, job seekers, organizations that sell HR/Recruiting technology, professional resume writers, students who will soon be entering the work force, and many amazing bloggers.  Each of you has something to offer one another, and I’ve created this community so that connections can be made.

When you officially become a Corn Head, you will have a chance to promote yourself on the “Corn Head” page with a 40-50 word bio, and a picture of yourself.  Your bio can include links to your Blog, Linkedin, Facebook, your company, or anywhere.  This is a chance to promote yourself and make connections.  If you are a job seeker maybe you can talk about the job or career you are targeting and then include a link to your Linkedin account.  Get the point?

I will send you a pretty nifty T-shirt in the mail, and then your job will be to take a picture of yourself in that shirt and send back your 40-50 word bio.  Click here for a preview of what the page will look like.

COTJ Shirts Final

How can you get involved?

When you join the community you receive an awesome t-shirt and a fun way to promote yourself.  I wanted to make the cost of the shirt/community to be as low as possible.  Here are details on cost:

  • Shirt Size S, M, L, XL – $12.75 (shipping included)
  • Shirt Size 2XL and 3XL – $13.75 (shipping included)

Buying a shirt grants you access to the Corn Head Community.  All payment will be through PayPal, and once you e-mail me with interest and your t-shirt size I will send you an invoice through PayPal.  I had initially bought 70 shirts, and am now down to 40 shirts.

If you are interested, me an e-mail to CornOnTheJob AT Gmail.com and I will send you full details!

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17 comments
Royce
Royce

At the risk of sounding contrarian, what's the benefit of the Corn Heads community (you didn't go with Children of the Corn? really?) versus just fleshing out a LinkedIn profile, or even a Brazen Careerist community? Could you break down what exactly you're trying to accomplish and how you differentiate from those other communities? I know you've got a plan, Rich haha

cheila
cheila

Got my shirt too! I'm eager to see how creative the other cornheads will be. I already have my idea for the picture, just need to find the time. Thanks for allowing me to be part of this community. ;-)

Srinivas Rao
Srinivas Rao

Rich, I'll be glad to help in any way I can. I'll order a T-shirt after I get my next paycheck. If you need us to write about your community on our own blogs, let us know :).

Matt Cheuvront
Matt Cheuvront

I've got my shirt already - nice thing you're doing here to promote community. Cheers!

Veronica Ludwig
Veronica Ludwig

Got my shirt! Now all I need is to be in the same state as my shirt! Coming soon!! (expect the first week of February!)

Jenny
Jenny

Love it Rich - again, fantastic idea! You know I'm a sucker for t-shirts, haha.

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Royce - as you know, most blogs today hope to establish a community of readers who can identify with one another. My blog covers a mix of topics in HR, Recruiting, Gen Y, and the Job Search. With those topics in focus, it appears most of my readers happen to be recruiters, HR folks, and Gen Y people like yourself, and job seekers. Think of the power of that sort of community? Recruiters run with the HR crowd and vice versa, and both of those groups are alway slooking for talent (job seekers). My goal is to be able to build a community where people can connect in a fun way. Of course it won't offer the benefit that Linkedin has, but I'm not trying to become Linkedin. At the end of the day, this is a blog, but if I can offer a fun way for people to express and promote themselves, then I will make sure I do that. Thanks for the question, Royce!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Cheila - looking forward to your picture and bio so I can add it in!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Srini - thanks, that would be great. We can chat later about that!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Thanks, Matt. Hope all is well, looking forward to catching up with you soon!

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hello Corn Head Hopeful - I am excited for you to receive the shirt as well. Maybe you will reveal yourself and take a picture when you do receive it and reveal yourself to us?

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Jenny - thanks! Yes, you are the shirt queen in my opinion

Rich DeMatteo
Rich DeMatteo

Hey Shane - awesome. This will be great promotion for you. E-mail me when you can

Royce
Royce

That was a tremendous answer. I award you a gold star and my full blessings :)