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Get In Their Shoes

As you job hunt, ask yourself,

“What does this company need?”
“What’s it like for them, to hire and fill a position?”
“How do I make life easier for them?”

Activate your curiosity. Harness your ability to think from another’s perspective.

Hone the meta-skill of Getting In Their Shoes.

They’ll win, and you’ll win too.

Show Your Work!

Book recommendation: Show Your Work! by Austin Kleon.

Quotes from the book:

“The only way to find your voice is to use it. It’s hardwired, built into you. Talk about the things you love. Your voice will follow.”

“Make stuff you love and talk about stuff you love and you’ll attract people who love that kind of stuff. It’s that simple.”

“…it’s not enough to be good. In order to be found, you have to be findable.”

“Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, go back to your documentation and find one little piece of your process that you can share.”

Quote of the Day

“Don’t be afraid to fail. Be afraid not to try.”

—Michael Jordan