Be Aggressive And Land The Job

Be Aggressive And Land The Job

keep following up!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 162 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Be Aggressive


If you didn't hear back from a company, keep following up every couple days.

Even if it takes 4, 8, or 10 follow ups, be aggressive!

Assume companies are disorganized and busy. Keep showing how much you want the job by not letting up until you get a response back.


The Power of Visualization on Your Job Hunt


In 1985, Jim Carrey envisioned himself receiving a check for $10 million.

Then, in 1995, it happened.

Is this nonsense Law of Attraction of stuff? Or is there value in the story?

There's value, as Joel writes in this 2 minute post, The Power of Visualization on your Job Hunt.

Begin to develop the picture of getting hired. Spend 3 minutes each morning closing your eyes and painting every detail you can.

  • Where do you work?
  • What do you do each day?
  • How do you feel when you do the work?
  • Who are your team members?
  • How much money do you earn?

Imagine creating your pitch, crushing the interview, and even getting the offer.

Yes of course, you’ll need to do the work to get there, but detailed specificity of your aim will motivate and fuel your daily action. Because when you are definite about what you want, you will heighten your focus, avoid distractions, get things done, and not mess around.


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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.