This is the story of how I applied for a job that didn’t exist.
I was introduced to a website called Songkick.com, and began using their service. Songkick aggregates concert and festival listings based on the artists and bands you listen to, and based on any number of geographical locations you would like to track. They also offer iPhone and Android applications to scan your device’s music library and add those artists to your ‘tracker’ list, and deliver notifications of new concerts added.
Being a startup, music and technology company (three of my major interests), I was a big fan of the work they were doing, and thought about applying for an internship or job with the company. I visited the ‘Jobs’ section of the company’s website, only to find that the only job listings available were jobs for which I could not apply, not possessing the necessary experience. However, all hope was not lost, for a brief message on the jobs page encouraged people to apply, even if the current openings did not relate to your experience held. I decided to apply.