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Theophrastus

The earliest known message in a bottle was sent by the Greek philosopher Theophrastus, one of Aristotle’s pupils, as a way of testing his hypothesis that the Atlantic Ocean flows into the Mediterranean 1. Since that time, a message in a bottle has become generally understood as an extremely unreliable way of communication. Nevertheless, I may have found a use for these bottle messages after all.

Message in a Bottle

Just imagine, you are sitting at work and a delivery shows up for you; it’s a message in a bottle! Would you open it? Would you be curious to know what secrets it holds? It is this playful curiosity that I am hoping to channel with my ‘Message in a Bottle’ campaign and since you’re already here, why not stay a while and learn more about this project of mine.

While job hunting, sometimes using unique forms of communication can cut through the noise and make you stand out. But how can someone stand above the crowd? How can one break through this automated nightmare that has become the H.R. norm for getting a job?

Well, as you already know, I love a good old fashioned hand-written letter and what a better way to deliver it than in a bottle! Currently, I am researching businesses (that I wish to work for), tracking down C-Suite level points of contact, and sending out a hand-written letter (in a bottle) to them. As each bottle goes out, I will not hold my breath, nor will I fret if I do not hear back. I am sending a part of who I am out into this world because I know when the right person receives my bottle they will appreciate it and see me (and my talent) for who I am.

Message in a bottleMy style is what it is and I cannot change who I am. I enjoy vintage things, reading, and contemplative conversation. I like to invent, create, and design. I do not wish to change who I am, rather, I wish to take what I am and add it to an honest place of business. I am excited to be involved in this new ‘Message in a Bottle’ project and I cannot wait to update you with nothing but success!

Cite this article as: Matthew Mansfield, "Message in a Bottle," in Mansfield, April 25, 2019, https://matthewmansfield.me/message-in-a-bottle/.

Footnotes

  1. Pinsky, C. (2013, July 12). Sending Out an S.O.S. Retrieved April 25, 2019, from http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/topic/solo-message-in-a-bottle-2013-7/

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