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Find the Pain Points

A great way to break into a company is to figure out their pain points.

How to do that?

– Dig in to their website and find ways to improve copy.
DM one of their marketing team members, and ask for a 15 minute call to learn more.
– Get curious about their sales funnel and how they attract new customers.

Once you have pain points, you can pitch them based on how you would solve those problems.

It really all starts with curiosity, creativity, and persistence.

What are you willing to do?

The Career Hackers Manifesto

No one is going to hand you opportunities on a silver platter.

You know that keeping your head down and following the rules won’t result in an awesome life and career.

You know great careers aren’t found, they’re forged.

Read the 25 core principles of career hacking, in the Career Hackers Manifesto.

(You’re gonna want to bookmark this article. It’s the distillation of our 15 years experience helping people launch careers).

Quote of the Day

“What would you attempt to do if you knew you could not fail?”
— Robert H. Schuller