Blogging and job searching

I’m in this MSNBC story by Eve Tahmincioglu talking about how cocktail blogging helped me land a job in Portland after my move from DC:

For mixologist Jacob Grier, his blog “Liquidity Preference” helped him land a primo bartender job at the Carlyle Restaurant in Portland, Ore.

Grier started blogging about making unusual cocktails two years ago as an outlet for his love of food and drinks. While working for a bar in Washington, D.C., he decided to move to Portland because of the culinary scene.

Thanks to the blog, he had already connected with two well-known mixologists in Portland. Those contacts ended up taking him to an industry event where Grier met the bar manager at the Carlyle, and the rest is history.

Yes, this is a bit ironic after just getting the news that my bar is closing. Time to start the search all over again, eh?

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Comments

  1. Justine Lam says:

    Oh no! I’m so sorry to hear, Jacob. :( I was hoping to taste one your cocktails while visiting Portland this year.

    Have you considered going into Potion Consulting though? I think you’d have a great career. See this guy’s site: http://www.properpotion.com/

  2. flowering lotus says:

    I did find this through msnbc, great blog. It’s a shame the Cafe Hayek isn’t really….nothing quite like a good mixologist getting the minds in tune that are all about liberty…….;)

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