...How Do I Stand Out?

Do the job before getting the job!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 196 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Make Stuff


"I made this for you," is the mindset to win in your career.

What to make?

- design an infographic for an Instagram story
- make a new FAQ page
- write a sales call sequence
- make a Chatbot
- Look up a company on Yelp. Find their negative reviews. Write a mock response to a review.

Then send it to the company.

Show your value in advance. No one else is doing this, so you'll stand out!


Frame It


In an interview or a pitch, if you can frame your past experience with stories proving your skills, you can overcome your lack of "real" experience.

For example, to prove your customer service soft skills, you could tell a story about when you were super friendly to an angry customer while working the drive-through at Wendy's.

This goes a long way to break into a startup job. You just need to sell yourself!

Learn more in this golden article, How to Nail an Interview When You Lack of Relevant Experience.


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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.