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Pitching Can Be Fun!

We talk a lot about pitching a company directly, instead of using a resume. It works way way way better.

But even if you won’t admit it to yourself, it’s possible that a part of you thinks that, well, creating a pitch is simply “too much work.”

Sure, yeah, it does take more effort than blasting a PDF resume.

But pitching can be super fun, too!

Lighten up! Be playful, curious, and experimental about landing a job.

Be like a little kid trying to build a sand castle. Does he see that as WORK?? No, yet he accomplishes something meaningful and constructive nonetheless.

Shoot a little video pitch and see what happens. Make a little project and see what happens. Email the hiring manager and see what happens.

Why not?

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Quote of the Day

“Be less focused about making excuses and focus more on making moves.”
― Germany Kent