Be picky

Don't just try to "land any job."Skip all companies that suck. You deserve better. So, be picky.

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

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Be Picky


Don't just try to "land any job."

Skip all companies that suck.

You want to feel alive at work!

"But Joel, I just need something to pay the bills."

Makes sense. But might it be easier to find a job if you only pursue companies that excite you?

If you show a company how much you value their mission and purpose, they probably want to talk to you!

Be picky.

P.S. Find cool jobs here.


How to Write a Follow-Up Email After No Response


Didn't get a response to a pitch or email? How can you stay persistent and also create value?

See this post from Hunter.io (where, btw, you can find almost anyone's email address).

"Overall, my best advice is to build a system that works for you: try to find a balance between being too pushy and not proactive enough, test different lengths of follow-up sequences, and stick to the one that works best for you."


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Quote of the Day


“The capacity to surmount failure without being discouraged is the chief asset of every person who attains outstanding success in any calling.”

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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.