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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fast Horse to Hire Summer Intern Via Facebook!

Minneapolis -based Fast Horse is launching a unique search for a new summer intern via Facebook – taking its use of social media to a new level in an effort to identify creative, young talent.

Fast Horse is asking qualified candidates to submit resumes and “video cover letters” as part of the application process, and the job will be awarded based on results of a vote on the agency’s “Fast Horse Experience” page on Facebook: www.facebook.com/FastHorseExperience.

The three-month paid internship includes an opportunity to work with Fast Horse clients, including The Coca-Cola Co. , and a chance for the summer gig to turn into a full-time position.

“We’ve been using our Facebook page as a virtual informational interview for entry level job seekers and that approach has helped us cultivate relationships with some of the industry’s best young talent,” said Jörg Pierach, Fast Horse president and creative director. “We’ve hired five fans of the Fast Horse Experience to date, so conducting our intern search exclusively via Facebook is a natural next step.”

Applicants must include a short video demonstrating creativity, personality and initiative. Fast Horse will interview top candidates in person or via Skype and select three finalists before turning the hiring decision over to the Facebook community.

“Campaigning will be encouraged,” Pierach said. “We want to see how our finalists build buzz for their candidacies. We know we’ll have three stellar finalists, any one of whom we’ll be happy to hire.”

Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on May 28. Visit www.fasthorseinc.com for detailed submission instructions and criteria.