How A Developer Stood Out

It's all about having the permissionless mindset

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 31 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

Come Alive


Doing work that makes you come alive is not some luxury just for a few lucky people.

It's everyone's birthright.

If there is a company you are head-over-heels for, figure out how to create value and create a role for yourself. It doesn't matter if they're not actively hiring!

Even if you fail, you'll learn about yourself and the company. You can always try again! Don't regret passing up the chance to come alive.

And, most likely, that company would be thrilled to receive your pitch.

What you seek is seeking you.


How a Developer Stood Out


Read this thread of how a developer landed a job. It's proof of the mindset we preach: be creative and don't wait for permission!


Quote of the Day

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”
—Howard Thurman

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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.