Wonder what she puts on her resume?


image Long (istartedsomething.com) was tipped off by a certain mutual friend (yes I know the source Long) around this mystery woman whom keeps appearing in tech sites that have a focus on servers or virtual servers at that.

Well, she’s been spotted on 3 different sites now and I wonder what she puts on her resume?

Interviewer: Can you tell me about yourself and what would you say is your stand out quality?

MysteryGirl: I’m a Libra, I like studying the origins of the duodecimal system and one of my strongest qualities is when I cross my arms like this – *crosses arms* – I give the world an impression that I mean business when it comes to servers. I am if you will, the poster child for serious servers high tech server farms.

As for all of us using the same stock photo, it happens. There used to be a site called "pirated-sites.com" which used to mention this a lot amongst other tech companies world wide. Getting exclusive photos can be expensive and even then you really can’t get a specific model unless you hire them specifically for a campaign or brand.

GettyImages.com / iStockPhoto.com can be your friend but it can embarrass you as well. I know from years in the marketing agency scene that sourcing unique talent (models etc) can be really expensive and at times really unnecessary.

(Note: I have no idea on our position around why we used the girl for Windows Virtual Server site or what the story is, I’m just a bystander observing it like everyone else). It’s not really a big deal, and one can only laugh about it.

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http://www.microsoft.com/windowsserversystem/virtualserver/

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http://www.cdw.com.au

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http://www.citrix.com/lang/English/home.asp

Have you seen this woman in another site? If so email me, as I’m really curious now! heh.

Comments (6)

  1. Bill Reiss says:

    This isn’t as embarrassing as what happened to the Head First book publishers:

    http://fishbowl.pastiche.org/2005/08/12/the_head_first_girls_double_life

  2. peter says:

    You must not have heard of The Everywhere Girl (http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=The+Everywhere+Girl) 🙂

  3. Rob says:

    She’s often been in Dell ads over the years.

  4. Susan says:

    The hardest working woman in IT – Tales from the Crypto:

    http://msmvps.com/blogs/alunj/archive/2006/04/07/89754.aspx

    Another one for ya

  5. Greg C says:

    Hey…this gal’s also well-known on the Linux side of things: http://www.xtuple.com/

  6. Alun Jones says:

    This is the sort of thing where I feel sorry for those involved – they almost certainly got paid for an hour or two of standing around, and then never got rewarded for the fact that their ability to stand around made them so useful to so many companies.

    The photographer is presumably making some coin, but was it purely his genius that led to this image’s ubiquity?

    Whenever we commit a work-for-hire engagement, we should be prepared for the possibility that it might take off and we regret not asking for a percentage – and then, when we ask for a percentage, we should be aware that it may be a percentage of a very small amount.