How to handle tough times.

Cold email often gets ignored. But doing this one thing will get attention, as well as an interview invite!

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

This post originally appeared as issue 346 of the Daily Job Hunt email. Sign up for kick-butt career hype in your inbox each morning.

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Seize the Opportunity


You might be reading about layoffs, rescinded job offers, and hiring freezes. It might feel daunting, even scary, to be on the market right now.

That makes sense.

The thing is, it's also an opportunity.

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Blow their socks off with a value prop so good they can't ignore you.

Prove and signal to them that no matter the economic climate, you are gonna be a linchpin who goes above and beyond to create value.

Companies are thirsty to bring in a someone who can add to their bottom line right now.

So choose to roll up your sleeves and give them your gift.


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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is Head of Growth 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.