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The Bar is Low

The truth is, most people still send resumes. The bar is low (at least for now).

So if you send a video pitch, you WILL stand out.

Your chance of landing an interview goes up 50x, no joke.

Just do it!

Do Smart Free Work

“Dumb free work” is just doing passive tasks you’re assigned, like getting coffee for the office (though that still could be valuable).

“Smart free work” is choosing your own tasks, and solving a problem for a company, without permission, then giving it to them as a gift.

Watch this 42 second clip from Charlie Hoehn.

Free Work Haiku

Kill chance to work free
Kill chance to prove skill and win

— Isaac Morehouse