This turned out to be a devastating career move.
Brooks' blog post caught the attention of Jim Romenesko who wrote a post about Brooks' announcement. Not long after, the 27-year-old was notified that his job offer had been rescinded, due to "illegal use of the company logo" and for having quoted from their offer letter.
"After I hung up, I panicked. My dreams of having a job out of college were gone. One blog post. I couldn't believe it. I had been applying for jobs for four months and now I'm back to nothing.
The way I announced my new job was a personal 'Khristopher is a reporter' take on informing my family and friends about the next stage in my career. To me, it was no different than an actor telling his family that he'll star on Broadway by announcing it in a tiny stage play."
But Brooks says that if he had to do it all again, he would "do the same, minus the logo, minus the quote from [the offer letter]."