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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:

  1. Problem solving, critical thinking, innovation, and creativity.
  2. Ability to deal with complexity and ambiguity.
  3. Communication.

LinkedIn says some of the more in-demand soft skills this year include:

  • Adaptability
  • Collaboration
  • Creativity
  • Emotional intelligence
  • Persuasion

So, how can you prove you have these skills? (Hint: write a blog post, “6 Soft Skills I Gained Bagging Groceries.”

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