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Job Hunting is Like Dating
Would you go on a date with ANYONE?
No, you pick people you are actually interested in!
Same with finding a job. Be selective about companies. Then, when you send a video pitch, tell them WHY you find them interesting.
Dating and job hunting are the same thing (well, basically).
Prove Your Soft Skills
92% of employers say soft skills are as important or more important than hard skills.
This 2 minute article highlights the most valuable soft skills in 2021:
The top three areas of missing soft skills for candidates today include:
- Problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and creativity.
- Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity.
LinkedIn says some of the more in-demand soft skills this year include:
- Emotional intelligence
So, how can you prove you have these skills? (Hint: write a blog post, “6 Soft Skills I Gained Bagging Groceries.”