Be Yourself

Be Yourself

You literally don't have to be professional

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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.

Be Yourself

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.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is CEO at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a classically trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.