Testimonials for the Immediate Edge Internship

— Referral from Trey Smith ——— (Ed’s answer forwarded by Trey)

That is one of the best referrals ever


On 12/02/2008, at 10:09 AM, Trey Smith wrote:

> Yo dude… Hope your well!
> Asbjorn was fishing for some recomendations to be hired at the edge.
> Talked to him a few times on email and he’s a really cool dude.
> Knowledgable and shit.  Think he would make a good team member.
> Peaaaaaaaaaaaace!

—– Referral from Barb Sabathil ————————-
To DrEd,

There once was a Dane I have sworn
Was the most perfect intern ever born
He’ll take care of the Edge
(& stop Dan from jumping off a ledge)
So get on with it and hire Asbjorn!

Ok, but seriously now, folks… 😉

Asbjorn is like the perfect techie-customer-service-

oriented-internet-marketing-team-player-geek who will do anything for anybody, is generous with his time, likes to work 24/7, lives to give, and is a pleasure to work with.

Everybody who knows him, loves him, and has already proven he’ll go above and beyond the call of duty for the 30DC and the Edge in helping out where and when needed. Both communities know him and already have a level of trust in him, and I think that’s a huge advantage from a hiring point-of-view, and nothing to sneeze at.

I’ve worked with him for 8 months now on the Bootcamp project, and I know if I (or the team) ask Asbjorn to do something, he’ll get it done.

Newbie “unkowns” are a gamble; Asbjorn is a sure thing.

‘Nuf said!

—- Referral from Pauline Trabert ———
Asbjorn is an Ideal Candidate for Internship
Dan and Ed,

Although I’m sure you received many applications for the 2 intern positions posted there is one applicant who really stands out in many ways; and that is Asbjorn.

From first meeting him in the 30 Day Challenge in 2005, Asbjorn has always gone out of his way to help me and others gain understanding whenever possible. He is always enthusiastic about Internet marketing and truly believes in what you two are teaching at the Immediate Edge.

Asbjorn encouraged me to join Immediate Edge when I was sitting on the fence and he has had a very positive impact on the membership site with his helpful nature. He has answered blog comments when some members were very discouraged and he even made files available on his own servers so that others could download them while Wuranga servers were down. He has gone out of his way to be involved with people and projects on the site.

He speaks several languages, has a young family, is well traveled and he even has a career; still he wants to learn more and earn more. Asbjorn is, in my humble opinion, one of the best possible choices for intern you could make. It is unlikely there are other applicants with a comparable background, skill set, desire for success, demonstrated ability to assist you without being asked, and a willingness to help others.

I believe you, your associates and members will receive many benefits by choosing Asbjorn as one of your interns. He is eager for the opportunity.

Thanks for your thoughtful consideration,

Pauline Trabert
30 Day Challenger 2005, 2006, 2007
Member of Immediate Edge


“Now Give Me Back My Dog!”

My pitch for the Immediate Edge Internship

Dear Dan and Ed

A shepherd was herding his flock in a remote pasture when suddenly a brand new BMW advanced out of a dust cloud toward him. The driver, a young man in a Broni suit, Gucci shoes, YSL tie and Ray Ban sunglasses leans out of the window and asks the shepherd, “If I tell you exactly how many sheep you have in your flock, will you give me one?” [http://www.thegaryhalbertletter.com/Newsletters/population.htm]

You are both busy and you do not just need a consultant to do your paperwork. If that was the case you would already have been at Elance to get one.

What you need is somebody that has a passion for internet marketing, somebody that believes that IM can work for anybody and somebody with at least some track record. You do not need John Reese of Frank Kern, but you need somebody that already knows the way around.

So it may not be a surprise that I put myself forward, as I believe I can add a lot of value both to the Immediate Edge but also to your other activities (some of them at least)

Having been around since the first Thirty Day Challenge many people do know me and I believe that this can add value as well.

I understand that “virtual intern” arrangements can be difficult, however getting from Zurich to Manchester is neither difficult nor expensive, in fact getting from London to Manchester would probably be the same travelling time and I am more than willing to do travel, so when we have to meet up it can easily be done.

Besides the experience in IM, I speak several European languages, have lived 3 years in London so I know my way around there. I already have an Apple iMac (thanks for the ‘excuse’ to upgrade to Leopard) which means I can start right away.

As for golden opportunity, there is no doubt in my mind that I could benefit from this just as I know I can give a lot as well. I know that any task I take on I will complete, so you will not have to spend time on putting out fires. “The Devil Wears Prada” … Give me a task and I’ll get it done!

I will be available for chat or interview when you want, though I will be skiing with my family Thursday to Saturday this week.

Currently I work full time in Zurich. I would suggest to work initially on a part time basis (Seeing that you, Dan mainly work afternoons, evenings and nights) Should the work load get too big then we will arrange for that as well.

Have a nice day


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