You literally don't have to be professional
This post originally appeared as issue 12 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.
It’s not all business.
A lot of people believe they’ve got to be stiff, boring, and “professional” when it comes to work and looking for jobs.
It doesn’t have to be that way!
We once had someone apply to work for our company by sending a slide show where he had photoshopped himself into pictures of our team he’d found on our website and social media.
He was awkwardly and hilariously inserted with a big smile and text that read, “See how well I fit with your team?”
We had dozens of applicants for that role, and to this day, now four years later, his is the only one everyone remembers.
Let a little mischief out and be yourself.
They might not be as hip as us, but we found value-packed newsletters (or sites) that will get you exposed to companies and job opps:
- Hacker Newsletter (esp. #Working and #Startup News sections)
- Startup.jobs (job opps in your inbox)
- Angel.co/tech (keeps you up to date on startups)
- Incredible Companies Podcast (new 'cast from the peeps at Work It Daily)
The Coinbase Cold-Email
Back in 2013 a fresh college grad sent a cold-email to Coinbase. He attached a 90-page pdf and got an interview 5 minutes later.
“I literally cold emailed jobs@coinbase and said, ‘I love bitcoin. Here’s my thesis. I’ll do any job.'"
This stuff works, ladies and germs.
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