This post originally appeared as issue 151 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.
Become an Intra-preneur
You don't need to start a business to be entrepreneurial.
You can be an intra-preneur, at a company you love.
That means creating value without permission, and bringing radical self-responsibility and self-management to your work.
Companies crave this. They're tired of giving directions like a school teacher.
So empower yourself, and start now, on your job hunt.
Go solve problems for a company. Do the job before you have the job.
It'll be hard to ignore you.
6 Posts on Making Custom Projects
Bookmark these 6 posts from our blog, all about making projects and portfolios:
1. Show Your Work and Change the Trajectory of your Career
It doesn’t have to be a big scary thing.
Start blogging. Start a YouTube channel. Don’t just read books, review them. Podcast. Create projects around stuff you’re learning. Share your process and the outcome
2. Get a job interview with a custom project
Companies are blown away by custom projects.
Think about what a treat it is for a company. Without permission, a job applicant emails with, “hey I built this, just for you!”
The bottom line: show, don't tell!
Quote of the Day
"Do the job before you have the job."
— TK Coleman
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