Why Are You Reading This?

Why Are You Reading This?

If you Ask Why all the time, you will be rewarded.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 224 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

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If you Ask Why all the time, you will be rewarded.

Why am I in this career?
Why am I contacting this person?
Why am I interested in this company?
Why am working a job I hate?
Why am I bothering with a resume?
Why am I reading the DJH?
Why am I here on planet Earth?

Asking Why = Living Consciously.

Living Consciously = Living The Good Life.

Pitch a Company When They're NOT Hiring

You might have a better career if you focus on the awesome companies that aren't even posting a job opening.

Say what?

Yeah, you can create a value prop, solving problems in advance for a company, and pitch your way in to create your own role.

Think about it - there won't be any competition - no hundreds of candidates to go up against!

Plus, you can target you dream company or person to work for - like Charlie Hoehn did, pitching Tim Ferriss.

So....where to find awesome companies??

Start with Crunchbase, and find companies that recently raised a round of funding. That signals to you that they are growing.

Learn more in this post - How to Discover Tech Companies with Crunchbase.

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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is Chief of Content and Coaching at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.