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DJH 438: do you know yourself? 🤔

Joel Bein
Joel Bein

Self-Knowledge is the Root

There's lots of career advice out there, but none of it matter unless you know yourself.

Advice is the branches. Self-knowledge is the root.

You need to make decisions based on YOUR preferences, priorities, and purposes.

Do you know what those are? If you don't, follow this recipe:

4 parts action
1 part reflection

An action bias will accelerate the feedback you get from reality.
The reflection piece will allow you to evaluate how you feel, what makes you tick, and what next action is smartest.

Hold an active mind above all else.

Learn to Code (you can do it)

It's amazing what you can accomplish when you are motivated, and you dive deep.

For example, it only takes 30 hours of focused concentration to learn to read (but the standardized school system makes it take way longer).

Well, same with career launch! You don't need to spend years and years going to get a degree.

To learn to code, you can join a bootcamp like Coding Temple (rated Best Coding Bootcamp in 2021 by Career Karma), and learn real skills fast.

With part-time, full-time, and self-paced options, you can dive into courses in Software Engineering, Data Analytics, and Blockchain.

Successful grads have entered the program from a wide array of ages, backgrounds, and career levels. They work at companies like LinkedIn and Salesforce.

Future-proof your career and learn more now.

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“As a true beginner coming from a completely different background, I am so glad I went with Coding Temple. They have unbelievable support here for their students and also for their graduates. The staff are amazing, the instructors are down to earth, relatable, endlessly patient, and knowledgable, the post grad support is unlike anything I've ever expected, just above and beyond. My only regret is not joining sooner!”

—Tatiana, 2022 grad

How to Negotiate a Job Offer

Once you land the offer, that's amazing! But don't ease up yet, be intentional about how you negotiate the salary so you are doing yourself a favor.

See this new CH Classic on How to Negotiate a Job Offer, with 6 practical tips to get the compensation you desire.

"Figure out your market value.
Do your research on what a typical offer looks like for someone at your position, in your industry, or role. Getting insight from current employees or acquaintances in similar roles is enormously helpful."

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Quote of the Day

“The world will ask you who you are, and if you do not know, the world will tell you.”
— Carl Jung

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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.