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About Andrew Hudson

About Andrew Hudson's Jobs List

Booking Andrew for a speaking engagement



CONTACT ANDREW AT info@ahjobslist.com or at 720-289-5877




March 24, 2014

It is with great pride that we report that last week AH Jobs List was named as the top jobs seeking website for jobs seekers and employers in Denver by the Denver Metro Economic Development Corporation (MDEC), the economic development affiliate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce

Being recognized by the metro area's leading voice for the business community is a tremendous honor.

Here's what they wrote:

...this must-go-to website is now viewed by thousands of job-seeking professionals and employers, with job categories ranging from advertising to technical. On a weekly basis, Andrew sends his job seekers a round-up of the week’s best jobs from across the state. On the website, Andrew also posts upcoming events for networking and dates for his Career Bootcamp.
 

About Andrew Hudson

Andrew Hudson is Denver’s jobs guru!
 
He is the Founder and CEO of Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List, the Rocky Mountain Region’s premier job-search website.  More than 35,000 subscribers receive the weekly updates and hundreds of thousands more visit the website each month.  Currently, the website lists more than 1,000 jobs per-month and recent surveys have shown that Andrew Hudson’s Jobs List has become one of the most effective job-seeking websites for employers looking for qualified candidates.
 
From 2006 to 2008, he served as Senior Vice President of Marketing and Communications for ARCADIS, U.S., a global environmental engineering firm based out Arnhem, the Netherlands.  
 
From 2002 to 2006, he served as Senior Director of Advertising, Marketing, Communications and Sales for Frontier Airlines where he directed the popular and award-winning ‘talking animal’ advertising campaign.
 
From 1995 to 2002, he served as the Director of Communications for the City and County of Denver and as the Chief Spokesman for Denver Mayor Wellington E. Webb. 
 
From 1991 to 1995, he was the Chief Public Affairs Officer for Denver’s Regional Transportation District, one of the nation’s largest public transportation systems.
 
From 1988 to 1991, he served in Washington D.C. as Press Secretary to United States Senator Tim Wirth from Colorado.
 
Andrew is also a professional jazz bassist and performs in a variety of jazz clubs and festivals throughout Colorado.
 
A third-generation Denverite, Andrew lives in Englewood, Colorado with his wife, Christine and their three children, Nick, Julia and Mateo.

About Andrew Hudson's Jobs List

For more than 15 years, Andrew Hudson's Jobs List has been connecting employers with top professionals throughout Colorado and the Rocky Mountain west.  According to a recent survey, 70% of employers posting jobs found Andrew Hudson's Jobs List the best site for finding new employees. 

Yes, I, Andrew Hudson, am actually a real person.   I've actually had people email me thinking I'm an avatar, or a made-up person that is part of a bigger corporate scheme.   But I'm all too real.  I'm 46-years-old and live and work in Greenwood Village where Andrew Hudson's Jobs List is my full-time job.

History

In reality, the idea of a centralized job source came to me more than 15 years ago when I was faced with finding a real job for the first time in my life.

It was 1993 and I had just moved back to my hometown of Denver from Washington, D.C.  I'd graduated from the University of Colorado in 1989 and began an internship with Colorado Senator Tim Wirth and gradually worked my way up to where I moved to Washington, D.C. and became his Press Secretary.  Unfortunately for me, he decided not to seek reelection and I was out of a job and moved back to Denver.

So here I was, 27 years old for the first time ever, I was forced to look for a real job.  

I began looking for a job in public relations and did all the typical things a job seeker did, which, at the time, meant scanning the help-wanted ads in the Denver Post and Rocky Mountain News (this was before the Internet).  What I found was that many of the best jobs weren't advertised in the newspapers which meant job searching also meant a lot of cold calling to companies and agencies and trying network with friends, contacts and business leaders whom I could call for an "informational interview."  I also would go to my local county workforce center which had big thick notebooks full of job listings from companies throughout the city.

It was at that time that I began thinking of developing a centralized job-seeking resource for specific careers; so, instead of having to search high and low for the opportunities, career jobs in specific sectors and industries could be found under one umbrella.

Fast forward a couple of years.  The Internet boom began and with it, several websites were created that did exactly that.  Monster.com, hotjobs.com, careerbuilder.com - global job websites that were in effect, turbo-charged accessible data bases that sorted jobs by location, career, salary, etc..  To many job seekers and employers, this was a perfect solution that created tremendous efficiencies for both sides.

But as these websites grew - and grew - and grew, those initial efficiencies became too overwhelming.  Job seekers were now competing with thousands of other job seekers from all over the globe and employers were being overwhelmed with thousands of resumes and applications.

And as this was going on, a small revolution was percolating in the form of niche websites and email lists targeted at local professionals and employers in specific career sectors.

In my case, I'd been enjoying my life serving as the Press Secretary to Denver Mayor Wellington Webb and had developed an email list of local community and business leaders to whom I'd send press releases, articles and other news of interest to on a regular basis.  As this list grew to a few hundred folks, it became somewhat of a viral phenomenon.  If you wanted to know what was going on at City Hall, you needed to be on "Andrew's List." 

As my email list became more and more well known, subscribers to the list started sending me jobs to post.  To me it seemed like a great community service and I didn't hesitate and soon, more and more local jobs started appearing on my list.  These jobs were primarily in the areas of public relations, public affairs, marketing, government and nonprofit jobs.

In 2003, Mayor Webb was unable to run for reelection due to term limits and as a political appointee, I was also out of a job.  But my list of subscribers, now 1,000 strong, still encouraged me to continue the email broadcasts, particularly as it related to the listing of new jobs. 

Over the next two years, the list grew to 3,000 subscribers!  At this point, employers would simply send me a job listing, and I would simply cut and paste the text of the job listings to Word document and attach it to an email.  I'd format the list every Sunday morning. 

In 2005, Comcast, my Internet service provider, began implementing restrictive anti-spam policies which prohibited the number of emails you could send out at any one time and during any one day; in other words, I could only send out 100 emails at one time and only 1,000 emails per day!  This became a logistical nightmare and in 2005, I was about to throw in the towel and stop providing this service.

At this point, a small miracle happened.  Carol Miller, a friend of a subscriber to my list who also runs an online newsletter service called NetNewsdesk.com contacted me and said she wanted to assist by providing access to her online newsletter and website development tools.  Her service also included the ability to manage a massive automated email subscriber list.  As a result, in November, 2005, my first website, www.prjobslist.com was born and made the job listings available online, as well as via email, to subscribers.

The popularity of the site is completely viral; the site has had no formal marketing or advertising but has succeeded on complete word of mouth.  Since 2005, more than 35,000 subscribers have signed on to receive the weekly updates and recent surveys show that 99% of subscribers subscribed to the site after hearing about it from a friend.  Currently, the website lists more than 15,000 jobs per-year.  Recent surveys have shown that Andrew Hudson's Jobs List has become one of the most effective job-seeking websites for job seekers; and employers looking for qualified candidates have come to rely on the list's vast pool of qualified applicants.

AH Jobs List Today

In 2008, www.prjobslist.com morphed into www.andrewhudsonsjobslist.com mainly to reflect the other job sectors that have been added on the site.  Today, Andrew Hudson's Jobs List posts jobs in the following career sectors: public relations, marketing, advertising, graphics, copywriting, human resources, nonprofit.  The site also posts out-of-state jobs, and also encourages employers to list internships.

The site also provides a service, 'Job Seeker Profiles' for job seekers to promote themselves.  For $10 per-month, job seekers are allowed 300 words to describe their backgrounds and the types of careers they are seeking.  All funds derived from Job Seeker Profiles are donated to charity.

In addition, I hold more than 30 AH Jobs List Career Bootcamps per-year.  AH Jobs List Career Bootcamps are intensive three-hour interactive small-group sessions that will help get job seekers out of their job-seeking rut and make their minds swim with fresh job-seeking ideas and a new perspective on how to market and brand their unique skills and experiences.

I also hold large quarterly job seminars and job fairs and through these events, more than $100,000 has been raised for local charitable organizations including the Red Cross, the Denver Zoo, the Mi Casa Resource Center, Volunteers of America, local Tsunami relief and the Samaritan House homeless shelter. 

In the future, I hope to expand AH  Jobs List to other communities and to other job sectors.

I'm always looking for new ways to improve the site and welcome comments and advice on how to make the site even more helpful and effective for job seekers and employers alike.
 
 

Booking Andrew Hudson for a speaking engagement

Andrew Hudson is a highly sought after motivational speaker on job seeking, workplace culture, career planning, career reinvention, marketing and public relations. 

He is also regular media interview subject for his expertise on topics relating to career planning and job search issues.  He has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, the London Times and many other local and national television and radio news shows and print publications.

In addition, he is also regularly hired to present his popular public relations and social medial seminars, Crisis Communications Strategies for Executives, Understanding Social Media, and How Public Relations Works.  These seminars are tailored to managers and executives at the corporate, government and nonprofit levels.

He is also regular media interview subject for his expertise on topics relating to career planning and job search issues.  He has appeared on CNN, the Today Show, the London Times and many other local and national television and radio news shows and print publications.

If you'd like to invite Andrew to speak to your organization or enquire about Andrew leading a seminar, please contact him at info@ahjobslist.com or call him at 720-289-5877.

Following is a partial list of his speaking engagements:

Colorado Society for Human Resources Management Annual Conference, Keystone, Colorado 2012

Keynote Address, University of Denver Career Services Conference, Graduating, Now What? 2013

Keynote Address, Goodwill of Colorado's Annual Power of Work Lunch, 2013

Keynote Address, Colorado Festival and Events Association Annual Conference 2011, 2012, 2013

Keynote Address, International Festival and Events Association Annual Conference
Chicago, 2004 
Denver, 2012

Keynote Address, CSU Global, School to Work Career Consortium 2012, 2013

Keynote Address, Rocky Mountain Workforce Association Annual Conference, Vail, 2013

Commencement Speaker, CSU Global Commencement, 2013

Commencement Speaker, Colorado Institute of Art, 2000

Denver Art Museum, Executive Media Training, full day seminar 2012

City of Longmont, Executive Media Training, full day seminar 2012

Mi Casa Resource Center Executive Media Training, full day seminar 2013

In addition, Andrew Hudson has lectured at the following universities:

University of Colorado, Boulder
University of Colorado, Denver
Johnson and Wales University
Mesa State College, Grand Junction
Adams State College, Alamosa
University of Denver
Metro State University of Denver
Colorado Institute of Art
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Western State, Durango

Andrew Hudson was also commissioned to create a multi-part video series on job seeking for the CSU Global.
 

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