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People Page on LinkedIn
One secret to cut through the job application noise is this:
Go to the People Page on a company’s LinkedIn profile.
1) Look up company on LinkedIn
2) Click on “People”
Abracadabra. There you’ll find the profiles of the peeps at that company.
Use this to find the decision maker you are going to email directly.
Depending on the position and size of company, there could be different decision makers:
- Head of Customer Success
- HR Director
Use your gut to choose the best person to email.
Then email them. Here’s what to say. Include a 30 second video, too.
You can skip the job application. Crash the job hunt party.
How to Learn Out Loud
What are you learning right now?
It could be anything, and it doesn’t need to be directly career related. Follow your genuine interests! Maybe it’s financial literacy, search-engine-optimization, playing the ukulele, dog training, or Stoic philosophy.
Whatever it is, show the world what you’re learning. Because it builds a portfolio and showcases your creativity and growth mindset, you will boost your ability to land any job.
A few that are pretty simple:
-Make an infographic
-Turn it into a slide deck and upload to slideshare.net
-Read the top five books about the topic
-Review those books on Amazon
-Answer questions about it on Quora
-Build your own mailing list and send out weekly emails
-Create a video series for kids interested in the topic
Why not get started?
Quote of the Day
“Everybody is standing, but you must stand out.
Everybody is breaking grounds; but you must breakthrough!
Everybody is scratching it; but you must scratch it hard!
Everybody is going, but you must keep going extra miles!
Dare to be exceptionally excellent and why not?”
― Israelmore Ayivor