I received an email in December about becoming a Seminar Leader. The email (while vague) described a possible situation that sounded very good and was a good fit for what I am trying to do. I sent in my resume/video to Google before (what I was told) the January 15th deadline.
I have been using Adwords since 2002 and have been a GAP for over six months. In addition to buying online advertising, I have also planned, negotiated, and bought traditional media from national magazines and newspapers. Finally, I have taught one-day training sessions on graphic design software and a lecture course (on graphic design) at a local community college.
I mention this only because these were the requirements they listed.
Here is the whine/rant:
I waited to hear a response after the Jan 15th deadline, but did not hear anything.
Earlier this month I spoke at a large seminar (not SES) on Search Engine Marketing. A week before I was to speak, I sent an email to the Google Seminar Team inviting them to come see me speak (the seminar was in Las Vegas, just a short hop from the Googleplex).
The day before I spoke I received an email stating that I was "not a fit" for the AdWords Seminar Leader role. Note that they said "not a fit," interesting that I am "not a good fit" only "not a fit" (trying to be funny here).
I am bummed, I am not sure what they are looking for. If anyone has been accepted, good for you!