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 (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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Joel Bein

Joel Bein is Chief of Content and Coaching at Career Hackers and passionate about personal growth and self-driven learning. As a trained musician, he is Founder of the New Orleans Chamber Players.