No Permission Needed

No Permission Needed

We don't need to seek permission from anyone...not even from our boss

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 3 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Non-Permission Mindset


In school we asked, "am I allowed to do this?" all the time. We sought approval on our ideas.

Then on the job hunt, we assume we need to do what is "required." We don't take initiative. We send a resume and wait by the phone.

Forget all that! What employers really want is someone who creates value.

Prove your value. Take charge.

It doesn't matter what the "rules" say. Don't wait for permission to make your future happen.


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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.