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The Daily Job Hunt

Be Weird

Yes, you want to make a good first impression with a company.

But that doesn’t mean following all the rules.

Be weird! Show your personality.

One hiring manager we spoke with agrees, saying,

“Everyone is a little weird. All the people who work here are a little weird. So when we’re hiring and interviewing, we want to know what people are really like. We already know you’re weird, so we want to see your weird!”

What will you create?

How to Get Any Job You Want

Our career coach of the month is the one and only Alexa Shoen, author of #EntryLevelBoss a no-nonsense approach to run an effective job hunt. She says,

“This is a real plan that’s based on the real rules of the game. You’ll learn how to effectively identify your future hiring manager, for example, and slide into their DMs in the least creepy way possible.”

She’s also got an awesome Tik-Tok. We love this one on how constraint breeds creativity.

Quote of the Day

“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for doing it.”
— Katharine Whitehorn