The Bar is Very Low

The Bar is Very Low

Don't overthink the job hunt. It's actually more simple than it sounds!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 14 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Don't Overthink It

Think clearly, act concisely.

That's a good formula to get a job.

The first thing you have to do is stop and think. Don’t just mindlessly ship out applications and resumes. Think about roles and companies that interest you and what you can send them to really get their attention.

Then stop thinking!

People who are sharp enough to stop and think about the job hunt instead of just plodding along like the masses are often also people who can think too much. Don’t overthink!

Pick a few good targets. Make them something hard to ignore. Send it. Follow up.

That’s it. It doesn’t need to be perfect. Just deliberate, genuine, and persistent.

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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.